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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Movie Review


Movies that have been adapted from best-selling books are notoriously difficult to pull off, but this adaptation of Stieg Larson's novel is excellent.


The story centers around disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist as he investigates a mysterious cold case involving the disappearance of a teenage girl from a very wealthy and powerful family. Along the way he receives help from a tight-lipped computer hacker with a few secrets of her own.


The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is an intense thriller that keeps the audience guessing while it explores the labyrinthine twists and turns of the story. It's frightening, riveting, and at times very difficult to watch (there are a few brutal scenes that sensitive views might find upsetting).


An american version of this Swedish novel is currently in pre-production but try to see this Swedish film first. There's a certain authenticity in the European style of filmmaking that could get lost in a North American production.


Rating: 9.5/10


  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

  • Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev

  • Written by: Nikolaj Arcel and Rasmus Heisterberg

  • Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace

  • Runtime: 152 mins

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