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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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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.
Fincher's Dragon Tattoo rockets through the freezing northern European landscape like the most powerful car on the market.
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.
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.
David Fincher's adaptation of the international best-seller is a triumph of craftsmanship over material.
An altogether leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed affair, though similarly hampered by a too-long narrative fuse.
What I like most about this movie is the way the story unfolds. I actually like the deliberate, almost unhurried pace, but every moment is never without a sense of dread.
Fincher, Zaillian and the cast keep the pace propulsive. There's never a sense that the film is stalling out; everything that happens holds our attention and increases our curiosity.
Streamlining Larsson's clunky storytelling, Zaillan injects a welcome streak of humour into events, giving Craig - and the rest of the superb cast - a chance to be both funny and icily ominous.
A mesmerizing thriller anchored by a brilliant, revelatory performance by Rooney Mara.
When you watch the film, you'll understand immediately why people are obsessed with its story. Fincher's movie, far truer to the novel than the Swedish version, will be a treat for fans of Larsson's series.
Filmmaker David Fincher is extremely conscious of the details he needs to exhibit to keep each isolated moment at a highly concentrated level.
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.
Only David Fincher could make a 'style over substance' thriller this impressive.
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.
A disgraced journalist and a young researcher who has been the victim of serial abuse throughout her life join forces to discover the fate of a girl who disappeared from a small Swedish town 40 years earlier. I was nowhere near as enamoured with the Swedish original as many others seemed to be, but this big budget American reinvention achieves something very rare; a Hollywood remake that is better than the original. Daniel Craig is a much more charismatic protagonist, Rooney Mara's Lisbeth seems like much less of a caricature and the supporting cast that includes Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgard provides much more dramatic depth. But it is Fincher's dark, brooding visuals that give the necessary texture and the result is a film that feels more adult and less sensationalist than the Swedish version. Like The Departed and Insomnia before it, TGWTDT is proof that a Hollywood remake CAN work in the right hands if the bigger budget is spent on talent rather than superfluous special effects.
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