• Louise

    ★★ Watched by Louise 23 Apr, 2014

    So I reneged and watched this. What a waste of two and a half hours. Such a stale performance from Craig... The pacing was eratic and many scenes stretched out painfully. On a positive note, Mara is a shining star in this, and the score was fabulous. Dissapointing for a Fincher.

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  • Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    The success of the her­oine Lisbeth Salander suggests a hunger in audiences for an action picture hero who is not a white 35ish male with stubble on his chin. Such characters are often effective, but they sometimes seem on loan from other films. There are few characters anywhere like Salander, played here by Rooney Mara and by Noomi Rapace in the original 2009 Swedish picture. Thin, stark, haunted, with a look that crosses goth with S&M, she is fearsomely intelligent…

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 27 Dec, 2011

    This is terrific, of course. Far superior to the Swedish version in just about every way. The opening credits are simply orgasmic.

    The mystery has always been meh, but Fincher depicts it with such style and passion that it hardly matters. I'd mostly forgotten the first movie, probably because it's little more than a faithful adaptation of the book. This is something wholly different: dark, melancholy, and truly unsettling. Craig, Plummer, and Skarsgård are their usual solid selves, and Mara is a revelation. I'd expressed doubts when she was cast, but she's fantastic.

    Great, great film.

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  • Joe Hastings

    ★★★½ Added by Joe Hastings 2

    Well done. I'm actually impressed with this remake. However I did have some issues. The Swedish accents were hit or miss and made me wonder why they even bothered. Rooney Mara was certainly hot, but I like Noomi Rapace's performance a little more. Rapace seemed really damaged while Mara's version seemed psychologically balanced. Michael Nyqvist and Daniel Craig were pretty much interchangeable, but it was hard not to think of Craig as James Bond. I preferred the original guy who…

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  • Chris Hormann

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Chris Hormann 19 Apr, 2014

    David Fincher and Stieg Larsson's novel seem like a perfect match and once you're into the opening credits, there's no doubt that you'll be getting plenty of darkness. Yet the problem I had is with the bizarre decision for Daniel Craig to play Mikael Blomkvist with an English accent (I don't accept it's a worldly Stockholm accent) with pretty much the rest of the cast going with Swedish. It destroys the element of Scandinavian noir when he is on screen…

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  • Suzanne Moses

    ★★★★ Added by Suzanne Moses

    Very good, but the Swedish-language version is better.

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  • Au

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Au 15 Apr, 2014 7

    I suppose you could say I'm kind of a shitty Fincher fan because I love his later work (since Benjamin Button) a lot more than his earlier stuff. To me, Se7en and Fight Club have got nothing on TGWTDT and The Social Network! That's just how it is...

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  • PRY

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by PRY 14 Apr, 2014

    Saw the Gone Girl trailer today.

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  • Andrew Giusto

    ★★★★ Watched by Andrew Giusto 13 Apr, 2014

    "May I kill him?" -Lisbeth Salander

    The problem with most book adaptations is that they don't know what scenes to cut and sometimes the author has a lot of control over what does or does not go into the screenplay.

    Luckily for Fincher, he didn't have that issue with the author seeing as he is dead. Zaillian did a great job crafting a script that honoured the work of Larsson, while making it his own. There are certain things about…

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  • Arthur Gordon

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Arthur Gordon 13 Apr, 2014

    Great film. Great look, well paced, strong performances. It drops off in the final chapter/epilogue, which sort if just feels tacked on and doesn't flow well with the rest of the movie. Overall though, a great movie.

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  • Noetic Hatter

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Noetic Hatter 10 Apr, 2014

    Sick yesterday, crashed on the couch. Hadn't seen this one in awhile.

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  • darek

    ★★★★½ Watched by darek 18 Mar, 2014

    Fantastic.

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