• SilentDawn

    ★★★★½ Watched by SilentDawn 01 Sep, 2014 10

    Cinematic, dark, inviting, mysterious, and simply amazing; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is another slam-dunk by the master director David Fincher.

    I've never read the books or seen the Swedish film adaptations, but I was instantly brought into this slow-burn mystery of corruption and family secrets. The direction by David Fincher is top-notch (as usual), with the typical dreadful look being both distressing and vibrant, often within the same shots. Jeff Cronenweth, the cinematographer on this film, brings an…

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  • Aleka Agre

    ★★★★ Added by Aleka Agre

    Main characters are both super likable (even when they do absolutely horrible things to people). They are both well portrayed, as well as the supporting characters. The story itself is really good, with sub-plots that are largely resolved and good details that, while large in number, are still pretty easy to follow. The movie contains some disturbing imagery and descriptions, but that isn't a huge problem or deterrent from watching and enjoying the film. This is probably one of my…

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  • Richard Homer

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Richard Homer 30 Aug, 2014

    It was a REALLY bad decision by the studio to release this for the Christmas season.

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  • sschuster

    ★★★★★ Added by sschuster

    Love this, and I love the Swedish original. Cool, and very rare, to have two versions of a film and you love both. I just with they would make the other two books with Fincher, Craig, and Mara, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen...

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  • dr_exploitation

    ★★½ Watched by dr_exploitation 19 Jan, 2012

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  • andieftr

    ★★★½ Watched by andieftr 29 Aug, 2014

    Μου πήρε δυο εβδομαδες να διαβασω το βιβλιο και δυο ωρες να δω την ταινια.Ξενερωσα σε πολλά σημεία η αλήθεια είναι, αλλά παντα έτσι γίνεται οταν βλεπεις ταίνια μετά απο το βιβλίο.

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  • Sozaka

    ★★★½ Added by Sozaka 2

    I wish I had not seen the Swedish version before watching this because I feel my review would have been different. First off, it is a fantastic movie. A wonderful David Fincher film, it nails all the elements found in the previous version just with more american accessibility. However, I found Noomi Rapace much more compelling in the lead than I did Rooney Mara. And that meant everything to me really. However it does get bonus points for that exceptional opening sequence.

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Summers 25 Aug, 2014 9

    You can normally tell how good a book is with how many cinematic adaptations appear on the screen. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo had its Swedish release back in 2009 only four years after Stieg Larsson's book had conquered the best-seller lists. As seems to be the norm, anything deemed successful in a foreign language gets an English language version fairly rapidly, but this, unlike Spike Lee's dreadful retelling of Oldboy is a mystery thriller that surpasses the original.…

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  • Victor S. K. P.

    ★★★★½ Watched by Victor S. K. P. 24 Aug, 2014

    I love subtleties, little details, tiny pieces that create a massive whole. I mean, plenty of quality directors nail the large stuff, the visible stuff, but what really makes the difference between "Good," quality, and anything beyond that are the tiny, refined details. More so when these details add up, and create an aforementioned whole. And alongside Kubrick -- in some ways, even more so -- Fincher is the best there is when it comes to cinema's subtle components.

    From…

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  • Potato2008

    ★★★★ Added by Potato2008

    Very interesting film. But such stupid ending.

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  • Barnaby Walter

    ★★★ Rewatched by Barnaby Walter 22 Aug, 2014

    Still nowhere near as good as Niels Arden Oplev's superb 2009 adaptation, but it's hauntingly beautiful Red Epic cinematography makes it worth seeing.

    A note on the viewing: HD. BD. 2K. Sony's HD presentation, mastered in 4K, is practically flawless.

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  • Michael Woods

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Michael Woods 21 Aug, 2014

    Fincher directs the hell out of an adequate script adapted from a pretty bad book. It evens itself out in the end, though I felt the drag of the cross-cutting between Blomkvist and Salandar's stories at the beginning more this time around (they don't have a scene together until well over an hour into the movie). Trash never looked so stylish, or seemed so compulsively watchable: the plot (like most mysteries) is unnecessarily convoluted and dense. I'm more likely to…

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