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The original and the best. Noomi Rapace blows the lid off.
What a great, well acted movie. How did it not get more play in theatres?
A long and fairly brutal crime thriller drama. Pretty captivating and didn't feel it's length. Great performances. Wonderfully sick and twisted ending. Harsh themes of sex, abuse, and revenge.
Grim and ugly. The original Norwegian title apparently translates to âMen who Hate Womenâ? which seems apt for a film that is filled with sexual violence. This is not the sort of content that I prefer to watch -- and indeed, we turned off the Fincher remake a few years ago during a rape scene. However, following further, the horror and sadness evoked by seeing these experiences of women is (only somewhat) allayed by the presence of a heroic and self-sufficient (if not fully empowered) female character, Lisbeth Salander (played by Noomi Rapace). She takes revenge on her rapist and also helps to solve the 40-year old mystery of the murdered teenager that drives the plot. Lisbeth is a goth girl with the dragon tattoo and numerous piercings, under government-ordered guardianship, and a hacker by profession. Her hacking job involves profiling investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist (played by Michael Nyqvist) for a rich industrialist who happens to be the uncle of the murdered girl, now in his eighties. He hires Blomkvist to solve the murder that the police could not, in a frozen and remote part of Norway. Most of the family members are suspects. Blomkvist and Salander are given enough backstory to feel like real people but the mystery itself (from Stig Larssonâ(TM)s novel) seems to conclude rather abruptly (despite the filmâ(TM)s lengthy running time). All told, Iâ(TM)m not sure I needed to see this â" but Lisbeth Salander seems a valuable feminist hero to add to the canon (perhaps helping to inform the later zeitgeist that resulted in the âme tooâ? movement).
Absolutely fantastic movie, I love sub-titles anyway and never feel they take away from the movie, it does have some disturbing rape scenes. The casting is great, right down to the villains, the twists are perfectly executed, a well done movie at every turn.
It might be hard to watch for some, but its gripping and suspenseful story and really good performances by Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist might make it worth it.
So brilliant. Noomi Rapace is incredible. Loved this movie.
Much more interesting and authentic than the American version.
4.5/5. The 3rd doesn't completely stick the landing, but both Michael Nuqvist and Noomi Rapace give incredible performances, the violence is raw and brutal, and the story is wholly engrossing.
Good crime thriller with some clever twists but a bit flabby. It might have been more gripping in the cinema. On reflection, the subject of men abusing women has become too real in the press that it is a struggle to watch it as fiction.