The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

DVD - 2012
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Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander.

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patch666
Mar 18, 2018

Great movie gets better with each viewing >> excellent acting and scene locations >> but the disc skips ~420

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firefly5
Jan 30, 2018

I almost stopped watching this because of the violent and very graphic sex scene. As the story moved forward I became more interested. The character of Lisbeth was interesting and well done by Mara Rooney. At times I found the story and it's characters difficult to follow, although it soon evolved into an interesting plot that kept me intrigued for the remainder of the movie. I agree with one of the other comments about the ending that did not fit into the story and certainly did not fit the character of Lisbeth.

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egghumor
Jan 19, 2018

As a result of this film, I have become quite taken with Rooney Mara, and her other film work. She's one of our best younger actors in film these days.

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marieloudavril
Mar 11, 2017

Incredible thriller story with great acting of Daniel Craig and for sure the girl with the dragon tattoo. I also enjoyed the Swedish version very much.

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JihadiConservative
Feb 16, 2017

Excellent mystery/thriller from Mr. Fincher. Quite intriguing and kept me engaged and interested throughout the movie. One star taken off for unnecessarily explicit rape and torture and some choppy editing.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 27, 2016

Unfortunately I've never had the chance to read this incredible book, I've only watched the movie. I didn't know that the movie was based on a book but if I'd known I would have searched in all the libraries for it. This movie, or I should say the book, is one of my favourite crime stories. Agatha Christie is always first place when it comes to crimes and thrilling stories, but I always keep this movie in mind. It is about a girl who disappears and her grandfather, who was her closest family member. The girl's name is Harriet and something strange was happening in her life and she wanted to tell her grandfather but he told her to wait because he was busy. Harriet couldn't wait, so she left and never come back again. After 40 years, a journalist is curious to know what happened for her. I won't spoil the rest for you. I give this movie 8/10.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

A journalist and a hacker team up to solve the murder of a wealthy businessman's niece. Not going to lie I had a hard time understanding what was going on throughout the movie, I kept on forgetting names of the characters.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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AmyEighttrack
Aug 18, 2016

I liked this better than the Swedish version. It's different. And the brutality was not as viscerally disturbing (gratuitous, even) as the former.

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LittleNoName
Aug 08, 2016

Stayed with the original Swedish version, but the parts that didn't made no sense to me. Wouldnt recommend, just watch the Swedish version with either subtitled or dub - they aren't too distracting - on

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trevordunfordswife
Jul 02, 2016

Rooney Mara is superb! Can't believe she didn't win the Academy Award but I guess you can't beat Meryl Streep no matter what you do - she actually won for Iron Lady, if you can believe it! Daniel Craig is also VERY good, making you wonder, "James Who?" by the end of the film...Really excellent take on the book EXCEPT STUPID ENDING!!! WHY OH WHY tack on an ending not in either book or previous movie that was extraneous, melodramatic and completely out of keeping with the character Lisbeth? Fabulous, riveting movie with maddening ending - 5 stars but for that.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 22, 2015

As a re-make this version is very well done. But if you have already seen the original Swedish version, then this US version may or may not be relevant. Your call.

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trevordunfordswife
Jul 02, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Terrible scene of revenge for rape. Highly intense.

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trevordunfordswife
Jul 02, 2016

Sexual Content: Terrible rape scene. Very intense & powerful.

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SEBoiko
Nov 04, 2012

Sexual Content: graphic rape scene and nudity

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Mike117
Apr 18, 2012

Violence: rape scene

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Mike117
Apr 18, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: rape scene

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Mike117
Apr 18, 2012

Sexual Content: rape scene

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I_sing_the_Body_Electric Aug 11, 2014

Lisbeth Salander: "I've made a friend."

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SEBoiko
Nov 06, 2012

May I kill him?

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Monolith
Jul 17, 2012

Henrik Vanger: "Soon you'll know us all too well, with my apologies."

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Monolith
Jul 17, 2012

Bjurman: "You think that thing through your eyebrow makes you attractive?"

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Monolith
Jul 17, 2012

Lisbeth Salander: "Hold still. I've never done this before, and there will be blood."

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Monolith
Jul 17, 2012

Lisbeth Salander: "May I kill him?"

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Feb 06, 2013

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Mike117
Apr 18, 2012

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