Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire

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A documentary about the Millennium-trilogy author Stieg Larsson and his pioneering work of fighting right wing extremists and neo-Nazis, an obsession with fatal consequences.

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Critic Reviews for Stieg Larsson - The Man Who Played With Fire

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  • You don't get a lot of Lisbeth Salander here. But you do get an overview of fascist/nationalist movements in Sweden and beyond over recent decades, which lends this well-crafted effort interest well beyond the strictly biographical.

    Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Variety
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  • Stieg Larsson: The Man who Played with Fire is exciting in the way it covers various different points of interest, while incorporating just enough of Larsson's personal life.

    Feb 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The best-selling author's life was just as compelling as his fiction.

    Jan 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Though documentary re-enactments can come across slapdash, Georggson's attempt to create an authentic portrait of his subject with period-appropriate production design and costuming results in a mood not unlike a David Fincher film or a Larsson novel.

    Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

    April Wolfe

    TheWrap
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  • With the rise of populism and alt-right movements in Europe and North America, the doc leaves you wondering what Larsson would make of the current state of politics.

    Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire is particularly unnerving due to its timeliness, as there are clear parallels between the events portrayed here and our current political climate in the United States.

    Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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