A twisted Noah's Ark story that casts a damning light on the American healthcare system; in the audience, you somehow feel that Michael Shannon's hero has more chance against the apocalypse than he does being a poor man in need of medical care.
Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted and even the ambiguous ending seemed well judged.
A very quick read gets turned into a rather slow watch.
The problem is not the film's length but its inability to pause for the story's most poignant details (the collapse of Salander's guardian). Meanwhile, too much time is spent on sex scenes (without chemistry) and heavy-handed clues (the conversation about Rebecca's disappearance).
It's difficult to say whether the emotional depth is lost in the writing or direction. It seems like Steven Zaillian made by-and-large sensible decisions about what to…