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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Reviews

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September 18, 2017
Larsson was a natural heir to Mankell's style, but unlike his progenitor's work, both the book and film versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lack Wallander's good heart.
October 5, 2016
I can't help but puzzle over the new Lisbeth and what, exactly, this film is lacking that doesn't make it Fincher-level great.
May 26, 2013
Fincher takes repeated stabs at creating depth but seldom draws blood in attempting to flesh out characters that just aren't that interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 22, 2012
Feels surprisingly tame thanks to weakened characters and story changes that rob the mystery of much-needed suspense.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
March 19, 2012
Was it really worth the effort? For all Fincher's famously fanatical control, he can't dispel the stench of half-baked cheese that hangs over the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 23, 2011
Unable to make sense of Larsson's already confused source material, Fincher's film soon lapses into hypocrisy.
December 24, 2011
The ultimate poseur movie... [A cinematic] temporary tattoo, a way of feeling underground without ever committing to anything real.
December 21, 2011
Immaculate style, questionable substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 13, 2011
It's easy to see why David Fincher wanted to make it, but hard to shake the feeling that perhaps he shouldn't have bothered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2012
A waste of a great director's time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
December 20, 2011
Dragon Tattoo offers a handsome package built on rickety foundations, hoping to pass inspection on good looks alone.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 20, 2011
Once the hype dies, this movie will be best enjoyed as a drinking game. Down a shot of Absolut every time Craig whips his glasses on or off and you'll be blitzed by the halfway point.
December 20, 2011
Surprisingly sanitized version of the Swedish blockbuster has little resonance in this Americanized form. Stick with with Swedish version - both book and film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 19, 2011
I'm not sure I've seen a more superfluous film that Fincher's pointless second take on a story that was served supremely well onscreen so recently...
December 19, 2011
Mr. Fincher's impressive skill is evident, even as his ambitions seem to be checked by the limitations of the source material and the imperatives of commercial entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 20, 2011
Seeing Fincher's version is like getting a Christmas gift of a book you already have.
December 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 20, 2011
It's stylish, if not exactly subtle, and daringly brutal for a Hollywood movie. It's also so uneven and overlong that it may leave non-fans wondering what all the fuss has been about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 17, 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo can't quite transcend its junk foundation or...the familiar beats of the other adaptation.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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