The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Reviews

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July 9, 2010
An engrossing and classically suspenseful story
June 25, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a handsome thriller, anchored by an arresting performance in the title role by Noomi Rapace.
May 5, 2010
A chilling detective tale, a horrific sexual abuse drama and an overlong, emotional, tie-up-every-loose-end melodrama that is sure to be half an hour shorter when Hollywood remakes it without Swedish dialogue and probably without the cool Swedish edge.
April 22, 2010
Rapace's haunting, enigmatic Lisbeth is the element that leaves you eager for the next two installments. She's fantastic, and so is the movie.
April 16, 2010
A bracing survey course on the mystery genre set in a Scandinavian landscape as cold as a killer's kiss.
April 16, 2010
Appreciation of the film relies more on the performances than the problem-solving, and Rapace delivers a complicated and deliciously contrary performance that tattoos Lisbeth Salander straight onto the brain.
August 5, 2019
Genre cliches abound, but while his back of tricks may be decidedly old hat, Oplev keeps the film consistently entertaining throughout.
October 4, 2018
The story has all the makings of a ripping crime thriller.
August 30, 2018
The film is certainly faithful to every detail of the novel's intricate plot, which is fair enough, but does give it the feel of a plodding TV whodunit rather than a cinematic experience.
May 18, 2018
The film's almost constant tight focus on the mystery kept my palms sweating and my mind racing to try to interpret the clues myself.
August 11, 2017
I'm just going to say this up front: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the best female epic revenge saga since Kill Bill.
July 1, 2017
... for many the original Swedish take offers the definitive screen versions of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. [T]he Swedish TV mini-series presentation offers the most complete screen version of the story.
May 26, 2013
Rapace goes out of her way to insure you never forget her Lisbeth Salander, a diminutive gal with a colossal chip on her shoulder.
September 28, 2012
A clever story of murder and mystery interspersed with various acts of cyber-crime and corporate intrigue, it's the most refreshing thriller in recent memory.
April 2, 2012
David Fincher's reputation as the best modern American director is further reinforced by a strong DVD transfer of this, his latest, most underappreciated masterwork.
February 17, 2012
full review at Movies for the Masses
December 12, 2011
The "Millennium" completist doesn't need to be told to pick this up, but would be well advised to understand that the set contains the TV version of the trilogy.
November 17, 2011
The final result is an adaptation that's just about as successful as its literary predecessor, with the film occasionally exceeding the book in a few areas...
November 5, 2011
... The rare film that lives up to the hype preceding it.
January 3, 2011
So exquisitely crafted and the final result is a good treat for anyone who enjoys the journey of movies.
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