The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a journalist and a young female hacker. The native title (Män som hatar kvinnor) is Swedish for 'men who hate women'.

16-year old Harriet Vanger disappeared without a trace, on September 29th 1966. Nearly forty years later, a journalist gets contacted by an industrial leader who wants him to write the history of the Vanger family. The family chronicle is just a cover for the real assignment: to find out about what really happened to Harriet.

2009Rating: MA15+, Strong sexual violence, coarse language and sex scene152 minsSweden, Denmark, GermanySwedish with English subtitles
ThrillerWorld Cinema
77%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

With more than 10 million copies sold worldwide since 2005, it's no wonder this first novel in the late Stieg Larsson's culty "Millennium" trilogy has made it to the bigscreen so fast, though the pic version is more of an action-light whodunit than a real thriller, and more of a CliffsNotes version than a deeply disturbing portrait of what's wrong with contempo Sweden.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Nyqvist and Rapace do a fine job with stern emotional coldnesss while director Niels Arden Oplev reveals layers of Hitchcock-like intrigue.

3.0
0

Fantastic film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's first book in the trilogy. Having seen it you just have to ask, why the Hollywood remake? What's the point - especially so soon after these 3 excellent Swedish versions? See both and decide for yourself - but this is hands down the finest version - largely thanks to Nyqvist and Rapace in the lead roles and Niels...

5.0
0

Rivetting, powerful and refreshingly not predictable. The entire 2 1/2 hours is totally engaging as the many layers of the plot unfold. Whether you've read the book or not (I haven't and won't because what's the point in comparing?) the movie in itself is a brilliant union of crime, romance and a thriller. The cast is superb partly because they aren't...

5.0
0

Is there really need for such explicit, brutal sex scenes in any movie? I watched this movie on a long haul flight having read wonderful reviews, can't tell you how distressed I felt. Guess I should have stayed home with a glass of milk and some dry bread!!!!

2.0
0

'nuff said, can't wait for next two installments

5.0
0

I'm not normally a thriller film goer but I'd read all three Millennium books by the time I saw the film so didn't watch it as a 'who dunnit' more as a "how will they film it?" Mostly I think they did a great job with casting, setting and telling the story on screen. Certain scenes are explicit.. the audience isn't spared a graphic rape scene, violent...

4.0
0

Fantastic film, excellent story, excellent acting - just brilliant!

5.0
0

Having read all 3 of the Millenium books I was very much looking forward to seeing the movie to see what they made of Larsson's set and characters, and equally cynical that they would not do it justice. I should not have worried, the movie was very faithful to the book and the parts that were not did not affect the movie negatively. The locations were...

4.0
0

Well, I'm from sweden and all the three movies are just great XD haha and it is so awesome that ppl around the world likes them as much as they do. Stieg larsson was one of the best writers through out history and his books are just amazing! And I don't think that Hollowood hould do their own adaption, :D

5.0
0

Blimey - Lisbeth Salander deserves her own TV series - chilly, cool and cruel up north allright. A few cliches and neat plot tie-ups but quibbles aside, as good as prime suspect but more intriguing with swedish sites and sounds.

4.0
0

Wonderful, gritty, suspenseful. I haven't read the book though. I have a feeling that the original writer thought of some of the most scary things imaginable (sadism, leviticus murders, rape and violence against women, nazis) and decided to mix them. Still, a good story. Really good direction, especially with some particularly gruesome subject matter. I...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

With more than 10 million copies sold worldwide since 2005, it's no wonder this first novel in the late Stieg Larsson's culty "Millennium" trilogy has made it to the bigscreen so fast, though the pic version is more of an action-light whodunit than a real thriller, and more of a CliffsNotes version than a deeply disturbing portrait of what's wrong with contempo Sweden.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Nyqvist and Rapace do a fine job with stern emotional coldnesss while director Niels Arden Oplev reveals layers of Hitchcock-like intrigue.

3.0
0

Fantastic film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's first book in the trilogy. Having seen it you just have to ask, why the Hollywood remake? What's the point - especially so soon after these 3 excellent Swedish versions? See both and decide for yourself - but this is hands down the finest version - largely thanks to Nyqvist and Rapace in the lead roles and...

5.0
0

Rivetting, powerful and refreshingly not predictable. The entire 2 1/2 hours is totally engaging as the many layers of the plot unfold. Whether you've read the book or not (I haven't and won't because what's the point in comparing?) the movie in itself is a brilliant union of crime, romance and a thriller. The cast is superb partly because they aren't...

5.0
0

Is there really need for such explicit, brutal sex scenes in any movie? I watched this movie on a long haul flight having read wonderful reviews, can't tell you how distressed I felt. Guess I should have stayed home with a glass of milk and some dry bread!!!!

2.0
0

'nuff said, can't wait for next two installments

5.0
0

I'm not normally a thriller film goer but I'd read all three Millennium books by the time I saw the film so didn't watch it as a 'who dunnit' more as a "how will they film it?" Mostly I think they did a great job with casting, setting and telling the story on screen. Certain scenes are explicit.. the audience isn't spared a graphic rape scene,...

4.0
0

Fantastic film, excellent story, excellent acting - just brilliant!

5.0
0

Having read all 3 of the Millenium books I was very much looking forward to seeing the movie to see what they made of Larsson's set and characters, and equally cynical that they would not do it justice. I should not have worried, the movie was very faithful to the book and the parts that were not did not affect the movie negatively. The locations were...

4.0
0

Well, I'm from sweden and all the three movies are just great XD haha and it is so awesome that ppl around the world likes them as much as they do. Stieg larsson was one of the best writers through out history and his books are just amazing! And I don't think that Hollowood hould do their own adaption, :D

5.0
0

Blimey - Lisbeth Salander deserves her own TV series - chilly, cool and cruel up north allright. A few cliches and neat plot tie-ups but quibbles aside, as good as prime suspect but more intriguing with swedish sites and sounds.

4.0
0

Wonderful, gritty, suspenseful. I haven't read the book though. I have a feeling that the original writer thought of some of the most scary things imaginable (sadism, leviticus murders, rape and violence against women, nazis) and decided to mix them. Still, a good story. Really good direction, especially with some particularly gruesome subject matter. I...

5.0
0