The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
In "The Girl Who Played With Fire" -- the second installment in the "Millennium" trilogy following "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" -- Mikael Blomkvist is about to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society. On the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Again, it's worth the price of admission alone to spend time in the company of Sweden's premiere bisexual emo-sleuth..."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Resembles nothing so much as a workmanlike TV crime thriller."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"If you were fortunate enough to see the first film and enjoyed it, chances are you will also enjoy this entry."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"The cinematography, almost like a tranquil counterpoint to the ugly crimes taking place on screen, make you feel like moving to Sweden would be the coolest, most gorgeous decision you ever made."
‑ Dave White,
"Where the first film pinned you to your seat as its mystery unfolded, the plodding pace of the sequel will leave you fidgeting."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"The Girl Who Played with Fire, may not be as good as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it's not chopped liver either."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"The Girl Who Played With Fire narrows instead of broadens, and while the final scenes are bloody indeed, they frustratingly raise questions the film doesn't care to answer for now."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"The entertaining yet unspectacular atmosphere cements the movie's place as a mild disappointment..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Lisbeth Salander remains the riveting centerpiece of the two films that follow on from Dragon Tattoo, but, alas, her continuing story has been winnowed down in a way that makes it -- and her -- feel smaller than before."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Part 2 of subtitled crime trilogy with same brutality, sex."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Delivers its first jolts moments after the opening credits and serves up surprisingly tender moments amidst the suspense and heart-pounding action."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"In Rapace, it has an actress who brings a memorable literary character to indelible movie life, as Vivien Leigh did for Scarlett O'Hara."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"... Raises the stakes, telling a story that is at once further reaching and more intimate."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"An Audio Conversation with Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, star of The Girl Who Played With Fire, on KPFA Radio, San Francisco."
‑ Prairie Miller, Critics' Choice Movies
"Lisbeth is as much of a scourge as Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name, and just as mysterious, cool, and resilient."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis

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