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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Reviews

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Ali Gray
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
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-
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
Brian Holcomb
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
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
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 2, 2010
While the events are fascinating and entertaining, the film itself is less emotionally involving or viscerally thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
November 29, 2010
A pick-up after the second film, if not as assured as the first. Rapace sets a high watermark for Rooney Mara in David Fincher's remakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
November 29, 2010
It's a brisk conspiracy thriller about the moral deformations wrought by Sweden's neutrality during the second world war and the cold war, and the role of leftwing journalists to bring out the truth from a labyrinth of national intrigue.
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 29, 2010
Anyone who has invested in the trilogy will savour the mixture of dread and anticipation as the cat-and-mouse game reaches a stirring conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 29, 2010
A compelling mix of 70s-style conspiracy thriller, courtroom procedural and psychological drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
November 29, 2010
The powerful performances by the leads, unobtrusive direction that is exemplified in a beguiling courtroom clash, and Larsson's deftly interwoven fabric of treachery and compassion all ensure that we are left yearning for more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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