The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The sequel to the fantastic The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on the second novel of Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson’s best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander (again played by Noomi Rapace) is a wanted woman. Two Millennium magazine journalists about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. She returns to Sweden, after a year abroad, with the authorities after her. Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), editor-in-chief of Millennium, will not believe what he hears on the news. Knowing Salander to be fierce when fearful, he is desperate to get to her before the police, and before she is cornered.

2010Rating: MA15+, Strong violence, sexual violence and sex scenes129 minsSweden, Germany, DenmarkSwedish, Italian, French with English subtitles
CrimeMysteryThrillerWorld Cinema
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Reviews & comments

Can't wait for the third one!

Simply a must see and I can't wait to see how they finish it with the third and last movie! Noomi Rapace should win an Oscar.

5.0
0

Boring and disappointing

Went to see this film expecting the tension and excitement of the second book but was bored right from the start. More focus was put into the opening rape scene and the sex scene between Lisbeth and Miriam than the narrative!

1.0
0

Disappointing

There seems to be two camps in the voting those who read the book and are disappointed and those who haven't and like this movie. I read the book, the movie is a poor adaptation and skips over vital details. It's like they knew they would be onto a winner after the first movie and didn't try very hard. Shame, I won't go to the 3rd sequel.

2.0
0

Great film, enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first

Haven't read the books, but I will now. Edge of seat stuff. Brilliant. Come on Flicks, its worth at least 4 stars surely?

5.0
0

must see

I haven't read the books so my eyes are fresh. Great movie that treats the viewer as if they have intelligence. Surprising & suspenseful. Highly recommended.

5.0
0

zzz

If you loved the books, by rights you ought to hate this. What a wishy-washy nothing of an adapatation (the made for TV line in the flicks.co.nz review makes total sense having seen it!). It's not a patch on the first movie, it feels like a rush job to cash in on the first movie as soon as possible (is it?) The biggest waste of my movie going time this...

1.0
0

Waste of Time - boring

Tattoo was great and I eagerly anticipated the second installment. Spent time and money to see Fire. What a load of crock. The story ran like a TV serial not suited for a full length movie. Nothing much happens but lots more talking just to explain the 'mystic' of the main character. Don't waste your time with this wait for the DVD if you have to.

1.0
0

Not to be missed, especially if you saw Tattoo.

Agree with the Flicks review, except think they are a bit stingy with their 3 stars.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This subpar Nordic crimer, leaves ample room for improvement for the inevitable U.S. remake.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

While The Girl Who Played With Fire is pacier and more of a blockbuster than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you may end up feeling that the best is yet to come in the third and final outing.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Rapace, tiny and agile, her steely rage showing now and then the tiniest crack of vulnerability, belongs to another dimension altogether. She makes this movie good enough, but also makes you wish it were much better.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Relentless suspense allows The Girl Who Played With Fire to hold you in a viselike grip. But it’s the performances of Nyqvist and especially Rapace that keep you coming back for more.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The Girl Who Played With Fire is very good, but a step down from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” if only because that film and its casting were so fresh and unexpected.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though the thriller is in the hands of a different filmmaking team this time led by Swedish director Daniel Alfredson and screenwriter Jonas Frykberg, they've kept the searing intelligence and ruthless bent.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Noir never has been this dark.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

A lot happens in two hours but we're left wondering what the point of it all is, especially for those who haven't read the books; there's nothing to hang on to here. With a confusing plot full of holes and only cardboard characters to watch, there's no intrigue, no suspense and certainly no love lost. The girl may play with fire, but she has sadly lost her spark.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This subpar Nordic crimer, leaves ample room for improvement for the inevitable U.S. remake.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

While The Girl Who Played With Fire is pacier and more of a blockbuster than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you may end up feeling that the best is yet to come in the third and final outing.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Ms. Rapace, tiny and agile, her steely rage showing now and then the tiniest crack of vulnerability, belongs to another dimension altogether. She makes this movie good enough, but also makes you wish it were much better.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Relentless suspense allows The Girl Who Played With Fire to hold you in a viselike grip. But it’s the performances of Nyqvist and especially Rapace that keep you coming back for more.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The Girl Who Played With Fire is very good, but a step down from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” if only because that film and its casting were so fresh and unexpected.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though the thriller is in the hands of a different filmmaking team this time led by Swedish director Daniel Alfredson and screenwriter Jonas Frykberg, they've kept the searing intelligence and ruthless bent.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Noir never has been this dark.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

A lot happens in two hours but we're left wondering what the point of it all is, especially for those who haven't read the books; there's nothing to hang on to here. With a confusing plot full of holes and only cardboard characters to watch, there's no intrigue, no suspense and certainly no love lost. The girl may play with fire, but she has sadly lost her spark.

2.0
0

Can't wait for the third one!

Simply a must see and I can't wait to see how they finish it with the third and last movie! Noomi Rapace should win an Oscar.

5.0
0

Boring and disappointing

Went to see this film expecting the tension and excitement of the second book but was bored right from the start. More focus was put into the opening rape scene and the sex scene between Lisbeth and Miriam than the narrative!

1.0
0

Disappointing

There seems to be two camps in the voting those who read the book and are disappointed and those who haven't and like this movie. I read the book, the movie is a poor adaptation and skips over vital details. It's like they knew they would be onto a winner after the first movie and didn't try very hard. Shame, I won't go to the 3rd sequel.

2.0
0

Great film, enjoyed it just as much if not more than the first

Haven't read the books, but I will now. Edge of seat stuff. Brilliant. Come on Flicks, its worth at least 4 stars surely?

5.0
0

must see

I haven't read the books so my eyes are fresh. Great movie that treats the viewer as if they have intelligence. Surprising & suspenseful. Highly recommended.

5.0
0

zzz

If you loved the books, by rights you ought to hate this. What a wishy-washy nothing of an adapatation (the made for TV line in the flicks.co.nz review makes total sense having seen it!). It's not a patch on the first movie, it feels like a rush job to cash in on the first movie as soon as possible (is it?) The biggest waste of my movie going time this...

1.0
0

Waste of Time - boring

Tattoo was great and I eagerly anticipated the second installment. Spent time and money to see Fire. What a load of crock. The story ran like a TV serial not suited for a full length movie. Nothing much happens but lots more talking just to explain the 'mystic' of the main character. Don't waste your time with this wait for the DVD if you have to.

1.0
0

Not to be missed, especially if you saw Tattoo.

Agree with the Flicks review, except think they are a bit stingy with their 3 stars.

4.0
0