The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)
The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 9, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2010
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist remain extraordinarily well-suited to their roles, but the second installment in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy doesn't pack quite as much punch as the first.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Again, it's worth the price of admission alone to spend time in the company of Sweden's premiere bisexual emo-sleuth...

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Resembles nothing so much as a workmanlike TV crime thriller.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

... an improvement on the first film, moving away from the murder mystery conventions of the first film to focus on the terrible past of Salander that returns with a vengeance.

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Jonathan F. Richards

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

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.

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Jeff Beck

If you were fortunate enough to see the first film and enjoyed it, chances are you will also enjoy this entry.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Delivers its first jolts moments after the opening credits and serves up surprisingly tender moments amidst the suspense and heart-pounding action.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

In Rapace, it has an actress who brings a memorable literary character to indelible movie life, as Vivien Leigh did for Scarlett O'Hara.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The entertaining yet unspectacular atmosphere cements the movie's place as a mild disappointment...

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Following up the amazing Girl With The Dragon Tattoo film was a tall order. This was no where near as good as the first movie and seemed to be very haphazard in… More
Mike S
Discounting the weak and slow beginning, this second part in the Millenium trilogy is just as enthralling as the original. I long pushed off to watch it, after… More
Carlos Magalhães
An underwhelming, overly convoluted and completely forgettable mess of a sequel full of inconsistencies and nonsensical situations, and it depends on too many… More
Randy Tippy
With very few exceptions, sequels, prequels and trilogies are inherently unoriginal. Generally, they put recycled characters through déjà vu scenarios in… More
Jim Hunter
Lisbeth Salander is the prime suspect in a scandal involving Swedish sex trafficking. I love Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander, and even if she were just reading… More
Matt Goodman
It definitely has its moments, but "The Girl Who Played with Fire" doesn't have the grittiness that made the first one so spectacular. I did like… More