• jack_nance

    ★★★★ Watched by jack_nance 25 Sep, 2014

    A "Library Look" selection. Being somewhat allergic to boffo box office blockbusters (especially trilogies, especially adapted from best sellers I've not read), I put these off for some time... but thought I'd give the original Swedish films some time.

    On the plus side this is a mystery/thriller that concentrates on character and intelligence over kung fu and car chases. It also takes the genre of uneasy procedural partnerships and disassembles all the expectations.

    An embattled veteran journalist is hired by…


  • Derek Diercksmeier

    ★★★★★ Watched by Derek Diercksmeier 29 Sep, 2014 2


    This film is fucking phenomenal.

    As much as I love David Fincher, I must say this version is vastly superior to his adaptation.

    Noomi Rapace is absolutely iconic as Lisbeth Salander. She owns this role.

    This story is richly detailed and ferociously compelling, with each scene more riveting than the last.

    It's also a heartbreaking film. I was much more emotionally engaged than I could have expected.

    This is deeply powerful storytelling.

    It creates an extraordinary amount of tension…


  • vinni2002

    ★★★★ Added by vinni2002

    extended version


  • Luis Botelho

    ★★★ Watched by Luis Botelho 24 Sep, 2014

    Eu gosto de pensar que a versão sueca tem um sério problema: não foi dirigida pelo Fincher.


  • 24thhero

    ★★★★½ Added by 24thhero

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the best mystery films that have been produced since Se7en, and that is saying a lot. Noomi Rapace is amazing and the film leaves you craving for a worthy sequel. Atmospheric and dark the film is an artistic suggestion.


  • dasabsurde

    ★★★ Watched by dasabsurde 05 Sep, 2014

    Vermeidet es, nur spannend sein zu wollen, bedient aber auch Klischees.


  • Peter Pibson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Peter Pibson 16 Aug, 2014

    Is knowledge a good thing? If the knowledge that is gained is obtained in an immoral manner, but provides a positive purpose, is it overall something moral? I don't know. People often mimic the phrase "knowledge is power!" as something lame and you'll be familiar with the trope of a character, often the villain, feeling cheated finding knowledge as their reward, as opposed to money, or treasures.

    I'm just gonna leave this on relevant a Neil deGrasse Tyson quote...



  • Retu

    ★★★½ Watched by Retu 21 Aug, 2014

    Un thriller entretenido en el que las dos horas y media de metraje no se te hacen pesadas, con una actuación cojonuda por parte de la protagonista y una trama interesante.
    Posee algunas escenas que pueden ser bastante durillas de ver, pero que son imprescindibles por su aportación al desarrollo de la trama y a la comprensión de la personalidad de la protagonista.

    Intriga, nazis, piercings, extensiones, tatoos, paisajes y crimen harán la delicia de los más ultas (ultrahipsters, ultrasur, ultrafans del libro...)


  • Grant Fitzgerald

    ★★★½ Watched by Grant Fitzgerald 19 Aug, 2014

    Somehow didn't seem as intense as the Fincher version. It looks like I prefer the US release.


  • James Haves

    ★★★★½ Watched by James Haves 16 Aug, 2014

    Well this is possibly one of the most gripping films I've ever seen!

    I never wanted to take my eyes off of this film I was so into it. The characters were interesting, the plot is supremely well-written, and the atmosphere has this lovely fucked-upness to it.

    I still think I period of time at the beginning where we introduce the characters would be good, not long, just a scene or two with them being them, rather than the credits…


  • JuanCostrada

    ★★★★ Watched by JuanCostrada 27 Jul, 2014

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo features

    After watching the Fincher version, this can only be viewed in comparative terms since they are so similar. It links Lisbeth with Mikael is a superior manner and doesn’t eroticise the sexual abuse. It also lays on the irony over the how the intent of sending the pressed flowers was misinterpreted.

    The production values are much lower than the Fincher version and the atmosphere suffers. The plot changes in his version also streamline events for the most part. Though it still remains hard to understand the trap that was being set up by the millionaire.

    The Costrada: Australia.


  • maya-noëlle

    ★★★ Rewatched by maya-noëlle 10 Aug, 2014

    decent adaptation of the novel, although it does tend to get a bit dry in the middle. people who have not read the books tell me that it's almost impossible to understand and not very easy to stick with as a result. it gets better with the next two films... but even the american remake of this film is easier to follow.