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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Reviews

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Justin Craig
September 25, 2013
Steve Zaillian's script trims some the novel's fat, keeping the film a lean, mean and frightening beast.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Glenn Dunks
September 8, 2013
Whilst Fincher doesn't exactly blow the original out of the water, he does add enough to make the project feel less like an unnecessary retread than it otherwise may have.
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
David Fincher's Hollywood take on the Stieg Larsson bestseller is a sleek yet somehow soulless adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
A compelling ride for die-hard fans of the book series, dramatic thriller enthusiasts, as well as anyone who enjoys Fincher's darker works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Looker
September 25, 2012
While this film is a brilliant, dispassionate rival to the also-brilliant Swedish original, the films that could really use the Fincher treatment are the two sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 18, 2012
If you haven't seen the original Swedish film (which is highly recommended), this new version is good enough to recommend as a fair telling of the story with some really good performances and direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo manages to build on the original film without copying it, reinventing it or ignoring it.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
May 8, 2012
I regret is that I'd seen the 2009 original and was familiar with the story because it took the punch out of the major plot points/twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
R. L. Shaffer
April 1, 2012
A very moody, well made retelling of Stieg Larsson's book, but the film also lacks much purpose and sometimes focuses on the grim with an exploitative eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Best picture? Best director? It's certainly better than some of the nominated films. But Fincher & Co. lose points every time this movie is nothing more than a slightly -- just ever so slightly -- inferior version of the Swedish films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 22, 2012
It's ultimately David Fincher's perfectionist talent for creating a gripping aesthetic that raises this film above your average James Patterson adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
March 14, 2012
I may be one of the few who prefers the original Swedish TV version, but Fincher does a nice job of staying faithful to the Larsson novel and infusing it with his own sense of style.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
March 8, 2012
If you enjoy a good mystery that's as grimy as a stomped on cigarette on the pavement then this film will have you hooked. Fans of the books should be pleased.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Glasby
January 30, 2012
It's an effective, if unfathomable, entry in the Fincher canon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 29, 2012
Para quien no haya visto la adaptación sueca de 2009, La chica del dragón tatuado va a resultar una película mucho más interesante que para el resto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 25, 2012
Como todas as obras de Fincher que se calcam na razão, é uma produção envolvente, inteligente e intrigante.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Clift
January 18, 2012
After watching both the laborious 2009 Swedish version, and now Fincher's [serviceable] English language remake, I am beginning to suspect that Larsson's book just isn't very good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
January 16, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" will leave its mark on you. Dark, brutal and intriguing, this version is as troubling and memorable as its Swedish counterpart. Its disturbing tone begins in the opening credits and continues to the last frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 15, 2012
David Fincher never lets his movie devolve into a petty revenge fantasy. The filmmaker clearly got the novel and, consequently, gets the most out of the novel. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is just what the fans were demanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
January 13, 2012
Perhaps the best match-up to the acrid yet compelling talents of Fincher since 2007's Zodiac or maybe even his breakthrough feature, 1995's Seven.
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