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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
October 27, 2010
The Swedish trilogy trundles to a wobbly finale that's heavy on plot and cheap theatrics, but light on the dark, mesmerizing energy that made the first film so watchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2010
It lacks a certain cinematic depth and scale, and plays out more like an epic episode of Law & Order. There are plenty of smart plot turns to follow, but at this length, the minutiae of the case begins to get a little tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.7/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
October 27, 2010
The ending at least offers some satisfying comeuppance, but it's a bit of a chore getting there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 29, 2010
Despite being packaged as a thriller, "Hornet's Nest" lacks the urgency and suspense of the previous films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 28, 2010
Dark and glacially paced way to wrap up a trilogy
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies
November 29, 2010
The Girl Who Makes Us Wish We Were Anywhere Else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 28, 2010
...could be read as the passion of Lisbeth Salander, as she undergoes a kind of secular crucifixion at the hands of the Swedish establishment ...
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
JimmyO
iamROGUE
October 28, 2010
... not saying that this is bad film, it is just not nearly as intense and intriguing as you'd expect after watching the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
November 29, 2010
This is the most disappointing end to a trilogy since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 28, 2010
It's a rather wobbly blend of courtroom drama and loose ends tied, albeit rather leisurely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 29, 2010
An overgenerous helping of recapitulation, a long procedural that's more about Lisbeth's persecutors and protectors than about her.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
November 29, 2010
A bunch of evil old men get their comeuppance in 'The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest,' but the girl who messes with their nest does hardly anything at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
March 2, 2011
Its seems as if the production has taken a bullet to the brain just like its heroine.
October 29, 2010
It's predominantly a court procedural and a very redundant one, since all we're doing is re-capping what happened in the first two films and waiting two and a half hours for the verdict.
Full Review | Original Score: 44/100
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
October 28, 2010
Hornet's Nest proves that even foreign trilogies are not immune to the curse of the disappointing third film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6 out of 10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 29, 2010
The main thing that storyline reveals is that Steig Larsson's books simply aren't very well-plotted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
November 20, 2010
The Matrix: Revolutions of the Millennium Trilogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
October 28, 2010
criers and the soft of heart need not apply
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
October 28, 2010
Alfredson is merely interested in repeating the highlights, recreating the best moments of the book but also the worst, resulting in a film that hits with precision as often as it seems to drag endlessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 23, 2010
Alfredson's empty aesthetics mimic Hollywood conventions but merely exacerbate the hollowness of this entire affair.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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