The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

A discredited journalist and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 6, 2010
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its graphic violence and sprawling length will prove too much for some viewers to take, but Noomi Rapace's gripping performance makes The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo an unforgettable viewing experience.

Jen Chaney
Washington Post

An engrossing and classically suspenseful story

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Rapace goes out of her way to insure you never forget her Lisbeth Salander, a diminutive gal with a colossal chip on her shoulder.

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Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a handsome thriller, anchored by an arresting performance in the title role by Noomi Rapace.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

A bracing survey course on the mystery genre set in a Scandinavian landscape as cold as a killer's kiss.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

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.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was the very first foreign film ive sat thru completely with subtitles. Usually I go for the dubbing. .but this . . everything was perfect. What a tight,… More
JY Skacto
Niels Arden Oplev's <i>The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo</i> is a nice piece of work out of Sweden.</i><p>With all the mystery that a… More
Wildaly M
Good but not as intense and captivating as the American version.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
A very well made thriller that knows how to balance an engaging story and well developed characters. The story is never shy about it's motivations, the… More
Cynthia S.
This is an excellent movie. Good acting, great plot, suspenseful, and entertaining. Noomi Rapace is perfect in the role of a troubled, but extremely… More
xGary Xx
An emotionally damaged young researcher helps a disgraced investigative journalist reopen the case of a series of murders that occurred 40 years ago. Having… More

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