The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 20, 2012
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brutal yet captivating, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the result of David Fincher working at his lurid best with total role commitment from star Rooney Mara.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

It's certainly worth seeing if you missed the original. If you saw it, however, there's no way of unseeing it, and nothing in the new one to top it.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

David Fincher's adaptation of the international best-seller is a triumph of craftsmanship over material.

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Justin Craig
FoxNews.com

Steve Zaillian's script trims some the novel's fat, keeping the film a lean, mean and frightening beast.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Fincher's Dragon Tattoo is a faithful adaptation that brings the dazzle but shortchanges on the daring... It's gloriously rendered but too impersonal to leave a mark.

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J. Hoberman
Village Voice

An altogether leaner, meaner, more high-powered, stylish, and deftly directed affair, though similarly hampered by a too-long narrative fuse.

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass

Whilst Fincher doesn't exactly blow the original out of the water, he does add enough to make the project feel less like an unnecessary retread than it otherwise may have.

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

What he has delivered is adequate, but it doesn't have any flavor - and of all the things Fincher is, "bland" is not usually one of them.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

Even Fincher's elegantly gruesome style can't turn this Swedish noir into the meditation on evil and corruption that it fancies itself to be.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Fincher takes repeated stabs at creating depth but seldom draws blood in attempting to flesh out characters that just aren't that interesting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
Only David Fincher could make a 'style over substance' thriller this impressive.
Wildaly M
I was utterly gripped by the drama. Excellent performances, great pace and overall adaptation.
Red Lats
Really enjoyed this movie. And it can be watched more than once. You almost need to take notes at the beginning of the movie though.
Thomas Johnston
Solid performances!!! Great flick!
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