The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Reviews

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September 8, 2017
overall the movie does take allegiances with both the book and original movie, but it comes into its own to unravel a truly alluring story.
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.
January 27, 2012
I could not take my eyes off the film and never once wanted to exit the theatre, all of which are attributes I don't want to diminish or dispute in any way whatsoever.
January 4, 2012
This is a finely honed genre thriller, but it also continues Fincher's preoccupation with the persistence of age-old urges in the modern world.
December 26, 2011
Handles the material competently, but not exceptionally.
December 23, 2011
The movie feels like a cartoon, brilliantly achieved but utterly shallow.
December 23, 2011
Fortunately the book is virtually foolproof if you leave it to speak for itself, as [Fincher] has done, thereby delivering a decent movie.
December 22, 2011
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
Fincher's Dragon Tattoo rockets through the freezing northern European landscape like the most powerful car on the market.
December 22, 2011
We know what will happen and it's still riveting.
December 22, 2011
What transfixes here isn't the labyrinthine plotting -- we're almost overly familiar with that by now -- but Mara's Lisbeth, surely one of the most incendiary antiheroines in all of cinema
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.
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.
December 21, 2011
Mara's efficient, straightforward physicality and her watchful but implacable expression are just right for the character who is about to kick the hornet's nest.
December 21, 2011
Immaculate style, questionable substance.
December 21, 2011
David Fincher's adaptation of the international best-seller is a triumph of craftsmanship over material.
December 20, 2011
The American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is well-made, well-cast, tense and exciting. I just wish I hadn't seen it all before.
December 20, 2011
An altogether leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed affair, though similarly hampered by a too-long narrative fuse.
December 20, 2011
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
An entertaining 2.5+ hours for those who don't mind plot details sliding right by, but for the rest, insufficient resources to piece together the investigation is fairly frustrating.
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