The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The first film in the American three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Trilogy. Stars Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) and Rooney Mara (The Social Network), directed by David Fincher (The Social Network, Fight Club).

Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Craig), ostensibly hired to write the memoirs of Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), recruits badass, troubled computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Mara) to help investigate the 40-year-old murder of Harriet Vanger - Henrik's beloved niece. The odd couple work to unravel the mysterious and gruesome history of the Vanger clan, who live on the isolated Hedeby Island in Hedestad.

Larsson's thrillers have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries, originally made into a film trilogy in the novel's native Sweden.

Winner of Best Editing, Academy Awards 2012.
2011Rating: MA15+159 minsUSA, Sweden, UK, GermanyEnglish
Thriller
Director:
David Fincher ('The Social Network', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Zodiac', 'Panic Room', 'Se7en', 'Fight Club')
Writer:
Steven Zaillian
Cast:
Daniel CraigRooney MaraChristopher PlummerStellan SkarsgårdSteven BerkoffRobin WrightYorick Van WageningenJoely Richardson
64%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Close but no cigar.

Having recently seen the Swedish version of GWTDT I went along prepared for anything. With such source material and star power great things were possible. Including disaster, so I crossed my fingers and bought a ticket. Oh dear. Early on this movie twice set my teeth on edge. Which marred the rest of the movie. 1) The entire cast managed reasonable...

3.0
0

Brilliant in its own right

Having both read the books and seen the Swedish version of the film, I was ready to be disappointed by this Hollywood adaptation - but in the end, I came away pretty impressed, especially by Rooney Mara's performance. I'd agree with another reviewer that the film didn't really come into its own until the two protagonists were brought together, and the...

4.0
0

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com

There are many reasons to doubt the necessity of 2011's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. Afterall, I enjoyed Niels Arden Oplev 's Swedish adaption a great deal. To me there was seemingly no artistic need to reboot the film. Today however, I had a powerful lesson in the short comings of my own perception. David Fincher's adaption is near perfect. His...

0

Beautifull Film. A MUST see.

WARNING: before reading my review please note that I haven't read the book first, nor have I watched the 2009 movie from Europe. Therefore my review is soley based on this film. I love this film. It really draws your emotions, keeps you on edge and tests your ability to witness the most shocking and horrible of circumstances. This is great in a packed...

5.0
0

LET ME IN with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Having seen and loved the FIRST fantastic film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's first book in the trilogy,I just have to ask, why the Hollywood remake? What's the point - especially so soon after the first? And it's set in Sweden too! Like, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was a fabulous, moody new take on the vampire genre adapted from a great book - so why the almost...

4.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A fastidiously grim pulp entertainment that plays like a first-class train ride through progressively bleaker circles of hell.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A controlled, mesmerising, beautiful thriller scarred by scenes of unshakeable brutality and breathless tension.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It moves like a mad dog, looks like a hi-def dream and is deliciously cast.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

A bleak but mesmerizing piece of filmmaking.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This brisk, intelligent thriller lacks social and political commitment.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a muscular, overwhelmingly confident movie – and its brutal violence is thus even tougher to take.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Gloriously rendered but too impersonal to leave a mark.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It worked for me.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fine American version of the literary sensation delivers everything except that something extra.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A brilliant franchise movie.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

His film is not for the faint-hearted.

4.0
0
E! Online

E! Online

press

It isn't a bad movie, but Fincher is capable of better.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

All surface—magnificent, arresting surface, but surface all the same.

0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A fastidiously grim pulp entertainment that plays like a first-class train ride through progressively bleaker circles of hell.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A controlled, mesmerising, beautiful thriller scarred by scenes of unshakeable brutality and breathless tension.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It moves like a mad dog, looks like a hi-def dream and is deliciously cast.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

A bleak but mesmerizing piece of filmmaking.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This brisk, intelligent thriller lacks social and political commitment.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a muscular, overwhelmingly confident movie – and its brutal violence is thus even tougher to take.

3.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Gloriously rendered but too impersonal to leave a mark.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It worked for me.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Fine American version of the literary sensation delivers everything except that something extra.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A brilliant franchise movie.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

His film is not for the faint-hearted.

4.0
0
E! Online

E! Online

press

It isn't a bad movie, but Fincher is capable of better.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

All surface—magnificent, arresting surface, but surface all the same.

0

Close but no cigar.

Having recently seen the Swedish version of GWTDT I went along prepared for anything. With such source material and star power great things were possible. Including disaster, so I crossed my fingers and bought a ticket. Oh dear. Early on this movie twice set my teeth on edge. Which marred the rest of the movie. 1) The entire cast managed reasonable...

3.0
0

Brilliant in its own right

Having both read the books and seen the Swedish version of the film, I was ready to be disappointed by this Hollywood adaptation - but in the end, I came away pretty impressed, especially by Rooney Mara's performance. I'd agree with another reviewer that the film didn't really come into its own until the two protagonists were brought together, and the...

4.0
0

extract from theaterofthecommonman.com

There are many reasons to doubt the necessity of 2011's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. Afterall, I enjoyed Niels Arden Oplev 's Swedish adaption a great deal. To me there was seemingly no artistic need to reboot the film. Today however, I had a powerful lesson in the short comings of my own perception. David Fincher's adaption is near perfect. ...

0

Beautifull Film. A MUST see.

WARNING: before reading my review please note that I haven't read the book first, nor have I watched the 2009 movie from Europe. Therefore my review is soley based on this film. I love this film. It really draws your emotions, keeps you on edge and tests your ability to witness the most shocking and horrible of circumstances. This is great in a packed...

5.0
0

LET ME IN with THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Having seen and loved the FIRST fantastic film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's first book in the trilogy,I just have to ask, why the Hollywood remake? What's the point - especially so soon after the first? And it's set in Sweden too! Like, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN was a fabulous, moody new take on the vampire genre adapted from a great book - so why the almost...

4.0
0