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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 11, 2016
A two and a half hour film, the poor script, infrequent action scenes and unforgivably anti-climactic conclusion make it feel like its taking place in real time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 28, 2012
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest doesn't exactly give the Millennium trilogy the explosive send-off it deserves, and stacked against the other two movies in the series, it's perhaps the weakest story of the three.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 22, 2012
This film ends up being more of a courtroom drama, and yet it's almost as equally thrilling as the first film in the series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
April 15, 2012
Will make no sense to those who haven't seen the first two or read the books
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 17, 2011
Unlike its two predecessors, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest boasts a briskly-paced opening half hour that proves effective at immediately drawing the viewer into the movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
They cannot overcome completely the redundant, static nature of much of the novel, but they put up a good fight.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
March 3, 2011
For me the most deadening aspect of these films is the presence of Michael Nykvist as Blomqvist; he seems to have a personality by-pass, and remains expressionless at all times, no matter what's going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
March 2, 2011
The best thing that can be said about the excruciatingly dull, badly made closing chapter in this punishingly bad Swedish crime trilogy is that it really whets the appetite for the upcoming American version.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
March 2, 2011
Its seems as if the production has taken a bullet to the brain just like its heroine.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
February 28, 2011
Seeing the first two films -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire -- will make the third film more satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Belinda Hazleton
FILMINK (Australia)
February 28, 2011
While the least satisfying instalment in the trilogy, this still throbs with a slow-burning tension and provides an appropriate farewell to a compelling series.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 26, 2011
It's a story with something to say and a powerful way of saying it
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 26, 2011
At 142 minutes, it's long with some confusion, but the luminous presence of its star Noomi Rapace makes it well worth the journey
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 24, 2011
Lisbeth Salander, played by Noomi Rapace, spends most of the story constrained -- first in the hospital, then in prison. What fun is that?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
January 27, 2011
The third and final entry in Stieg Larsson's enormously successful series is perhaps the least thrilling, but it's easily the most satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
January 25, 2011
Director Daniel Alfredson goes through the motions of the exposition-heavy plot with more efficiency than excitement...
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
January 18, 2011
Finale of dark subtitled Swedish trilogy still very violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Barry Hill
Flicks.co.nz
January 11, 2011
Semi-satisfying, if you can keep up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 13, 2010
Lisbeth Salander remains the riveting centerpiece of the two films that follow on from Dragon Tattoo, but, alas, her continuing story has been winnowed down in a way that makes it -- and her -- feel smaller than before.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 9, 2010
The gap between this and Dragon Tattoo is pretty big -- this won't be on my '10 Best' list and Tattoo might -- but as the rest of the story, it does nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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