The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
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Author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy" winds to a close with The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, director Daniel Alfredson's adaptation of the best-selling novel following punky protagonist Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) as she fights to prove that she's innocent of committing multiple murders. As Lisbeth lies in intensive care, the corrupt officials in high office attempt to take advantage of her incapacitated state by accusing her of murder. But fiercely independent Lisbeth isn't about to play the scapegoat, and the more her accusers work to ruin her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

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"A more apt title would be 'The Girl Who Sat Quietly in a Dimly Lit Room'."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is too akin to the tidying up of a television-series finale - albeit a very classy franchise with fine characters and able performances."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest doesn't exactly give the Millennium trilogy the explosive send-off it deserves, and stacked against the other two movies in the series, it's perhaps the weakest story of the three."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Unlike its two predecessors, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest boasts a briskly-paced opening half hour that proves effective at immediately drawing the viewer into the movie..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The best thing that can be said about the excruciatingly dull, badly made closing chapter in this punishingly bad Swedish crime trilogy is that it really whets the appetite for the upcoming American version."
‑ Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia)
"It's only our investment in these fascinating characters and in wholly unraveling the mystery of Lisbeth Salander's awful past that keep it compelling."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"If you haven't seen the first two films, do so and then see this one. If you have seen them, chances are you're already in the ticket line. Hornet's Nest has such a sweet sting."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"This film ends up being more of a courtroom drama, and yet it's almost as equally thrilling as the first film in the series."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"They cannot overcome completely the redundant, static nature of much of the novel, but they put up a good fight."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Its seems as if the production has taken a bullet to the brain just like its heroine."
‑ Alice Tynan, Concrete Playground
"Hornet's Nest has a steady, bulletlike trajectory."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Much of the problem can be traced to the villains of the piece: The snakes in the establishment are a bunch of really old white guys. Now this may be true to life, but it's hell on drama."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Will make no sense to those who haven't seen the first two or read the books"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
"For me the most deadening aspect of these films is the presence of Michael Nykvist as Blomqvist; he seems to have a personality by-pass, and remains expressionless at all times, no matter what's going on."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Seeing the first two films -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire -- will make the third film more satisfying."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
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