The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Reviews

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March 18, 2010
Those who stick it out will see an especially dark murder mystery that presents Swedish society as corrupt and profoundly antagonistic to women.
March 18, 2010
Everyone has secrets in the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a mind-bending and mesmerizing thriller that takes its time unlocking one mystery only to uncover another, all to chilling and immensely satisfying effect.
March 18, 2010
Rapace, a brooding beauty who won a Swedish Oscar for this performance -- and also appears in two more forthcoming installments of this series -- invests Lisbeth with a powerful, wounded dignity; she's much more than a Lara Croft-style cartoon.
March 18, 2010
If you ignore The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (from the global bestseller by the late Stieg Larsson) because it's in Swedish with English subtitles, you probably deserve the remake Hollywood will surely screw up.
March 18, 2010
Told with a jolting, lurid energy, The Runaways feels oddly off-balance.
March 18, 2010
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is rife with nightmarishly violent and horrific behavior. It's intense, graphic, frightening. And, yes, exhilarating.
March 18, 2010
It's easy to forget how dissatisfying so much Hollywood trash is until you see a good imported version.
March 18, 2010
A poisonous gem, in large part thanks to fearless performances and an unwaveringly graphic sensibility that doesn't flinch at the most horrific parts of Larsson's story.
March 18, 2010
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is exceptionally well-acted. But I've sort of had it with this stuff, whether it's American or Swedish.
March 18, 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a compelling thriller to begin with, but it adds the rare quality of having a heroine more fascinating than the story.
March 17, 2010
The cluttered narrative leaves little room for character development, though director Niels Arden Oplev does manage to accommodate plenty of gratuitous torture and rape.
March 17, 2010
The film makes excellent use of the cold Scandinavian landscape to emphasize the story's gloomy loneliness. And Rapace and 
 Nyqvist have compelling chemistry.
March 17, 2010
Every so often, you get the gift of watching an under-the-radar actor bloom into a critical-mass phenomenon before your bloodshot eyes...
March 16, 2010
Catch it before the inevitable U.S. remake.
March 16, 2010
If the whole trips up with an ordinary first few chapters, Rapace, Blomqvist and Oplev ensure that it delivers in the end.
March 15, 2010
This film is probably too long, and it's only after the first hour that the narrative engines are properly revved.
March 15, 2010
If only The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo provided the food for thought the novel gave us, it would be a far better film.
March 15, 2010
A breathless, edgy, entertainingly pulpy genre picture.
March 15, 2010
For fans of Larsson's books this could be the highlight of the cinemagoing year - for the rest of us it's a solid, enjoyable but emotionally unengaging detective story.
March 15, 2010
The effect is a diminution of the book's giant reputation, which, on reflection, may not be such a bad thing.
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