The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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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 successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper Mikael and Lisbeth dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An engrossing and classically suspenseful story"
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Rapace goes out of her way to insure you never forget her Lisbeth Salander, a diminutive gal with a colossal chip on her shoulder."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"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..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Dragon Tattoo is from the beginning far more about it's hero's than it's villains which is a pleasant change. It's dark and dismal and beautiful and human and everything a crime film should be."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a handsome thriller, anchored by an arresting performance in the title role by Noomi Rapace."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"A bracing survey course on the mystery genre set in a Scandinavian landscape as cold as a killer's kiss."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Ali Gray,
"... The rare film that lives up to the hype preceding it."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Witless, suit-and-tie porn posing as Great Art."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"So exquisitely crafted and the final result is a good treat for anyone who enjoys the journey of movies."
‑ Clay Cane,
"Stieg Larsson's ... millions of fans [were] waiting to pounce on any missteps ... Fortunately, director Niels Arden Oplev has got things right."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
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