The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 20, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

It's certainly worth seeing if you missed the original. If you saw it, however, there's no way of unseeing it, and nothing in the new one to top it.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

David Fincher's adaptation of the international best-seller is a triumph of craftsmanship over material.

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Sarah Marrs

Overall, Fincher's version is a chilly crime procedural, worth a watch but not world-burning in any way.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Fincher's Dragon Tattoo is a faithful adaptation that brings the dazzle but shortchanges on the daring... It's gloriously rendered but too impersonal to leave a mark.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

An altogether leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed affair, though similarly hampered by a too-long narrative fuse.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

All in all, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a good film and worth a visit. But do yourself a real favor and watch the original Swedish version before, after or instead of this one.

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Eric D. Snider

What he has delivered is adequate, but it doesn't have any flavor - and of all the things Fincher is, "bland" is not usually one of them.

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Dana Stevens

Even Fincher's elegantly gruesome style can't turn this Swedish noir into the meditation on evil and corruption that it fancies itself to be.

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Jeffrey Edalatpour
The Rumpus

Larsson was a natural heir to Mankell's style, but unlike his progenitor's work, both the book and film versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo lack Wallander's good heart.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos MagalhŃes
This American adaptation of Larsson's best-seller is just as intriguing as the Swedish version but Fincher manages to create much more tension and maintain… More
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A disgraced journalist and a young researcher who has been the victim of serial abuse throughout her life join forces to discover the fate of a girl who… More
Liam Gadd
Only David Fincher could make a 'style over substance' thriller this impressive.
Wildaly M
I was utterly gripped by the drama. Excellent performances, great pace and overall adaptation.
Red Lats
Really enjoyed this movie. And it can be watched more than once. You almost need to take notes at the beginning of the movie though.
Thomas Johnston
Solid performances!!! Great flick!