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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. -- (C) Sony

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Cast

Daniel Craig
as Mikael Blomkvist
Rooney Mara
as Lisbeth Salander
Christopher Plummer
as Henrik Vanger
Stellan Skarsgard
as Martin Vanger
Robin Wright
as Erika Berger
Joely Richardson
as Anita Vanger
Goran Visnjic
as Armansky
Donald Sumpter
as Detective Morell
Ulf Friberg
as Wennerström
Tony Way
as Plague
Sarah Appelberg
as Young Cecilia
Julian Sands
as Young Henrik
Anna Björk
as Young Isabella
Gustaf Hammarsten
as Young Harald
Simon Reithner
as Young Martin
David Dencik
as Young Morell
Marcus Johansson
as Young Nilsson
Mathilda Von Essen
as Young Anita
Mathias Palmer
as Young Birger
Inga Landgre
as Isabella
Reza Debahn
as Hussein
Anders Berg
as Young Frode
Jurgen Klein
as Gottfried
Karl Josephson
as Tech at MacJesus
Sandra Andreis
as Photo Editor
Tess Panzer
as TV Newscaster
Alan Dale
as Detective Isaksson
Peter Carlberg
as Hardware Clerk
Jan Abramson
as Forsman
Matthew Wolf
as Tech Clerk
Leo Bill
as Trinity
Martina Lotun
as Reporter at Vanger
Anna Carlson
as FSA Official
Yvonne Ästrand
as FSA Reporter
Fredrik Dolk
as Wennerström's Lawyer
Christine Adams
as Barbados TV Reporter
Peter Hottinger
as Zurich TV Reporter
Joyce Giraud
as Spain TV Reporter
Elodie Yung
as Miriam Wu
Embeth Davidtz
as Annika Blomkvist
Joel Kinnaman
as Christer Malm
Karen E. Wright
as Magda Lovison
Leah Almada Harshaw
as Book of Death Victim
George Gerdes
as Udevalla Detective
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Critic Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

All Critics (231) | Top Critics (45)

It's certainly worth seeing if you missed the original. If you saw it, however, there's no way of unseeing it, and nothing in the new one to top it.

December 22, 2011 | Full Review…

Fincher's Dragon Tattoo is a faithful adaptation that brings the dazzle but shortchanges on the daring... It's gloriously rendered but too impersonal to leave a mark.

December 22, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

What he has delivered is adequate, but it doesn't have any flavor - and of all the things Fincher is, "bland" is not usually one of them.

December 21, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

David Fincher's adaptation of the international best-seller is a triumph of craftsmanship over material.

December 21, 2011 | Full Review…

An altogether leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed affair, though similarly hampered by a too-long narrative fuse.

December 20, 2011 | Full Review…

Even Fincher's elegantly gruesome style can't turn this Swedish noir into the meditation on evil and corruption that it fancies itself to be.

December 20, 2011 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

½

This American adaptation of Larsson's best-seller is just as intriguing as the Swedish version but Fincher manages to create much more tension and maintain a more fluid pace - and it has a magnificent performance by Rooney Mara, who is definitely the star here.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

Only David Fincher could make a 'style over substance' thriller this impressive.

Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

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Really enjoyed this movie. And it can be watched more than once. You almost need to take notes at the beginning of the movie though.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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