Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (American)

Lists: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Detective investigation, Whodunnit

Brief Synopsis: "This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined."

Overall Ranking: 611 (Rank from 2011: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 39.29%
Half-Popped 3.57%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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    Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less100(full review)
    Movies Hate You Too97(full review)
    Entertainment Blur Rob95(full review)
    Jim Carrier93
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest92 - I love David Fincher movies, I loved this book series and I’d recommend this film (and the books) to anyone who doesn’t shy away from intense themes. It’s not a comfortable movie, but it’s extremely well crafted and executed. Anyone who clamors on about how the American version of this film was unnecessary due to the Swedish Noomi Rapace version fails to acknowledge that mainstream audiences won’t appreciate the complex plot if they have to follow along with the subtitles. I watched the Swedish version after having read the books and I still had trouble figuring out the different characters. Also, no offense to Ms Rapace, but she’s nowhere near as nice to look at as Rooney Mara. My suggestion: watch the David Fincher American version of the film after reading the book, and then if you get some time, check out the Swedish version (currently available on Netflix Instant).
    (full review)
    FTS Nick R91(full review)
    Sober Film Chick Mary Dieng90(full review)
    That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes90(full review)
    Cirque du Cinema88(full review)
    David Baruffi88(full review)
    Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium88(full review)
    CinemaVisitor Erik85 - The American remake of the cult classic book is stylish with superb soundtrack and great cast. However I still prefer the Swedish version.
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    Colin Carman85(full review)
    Steve Habrat85 - Dark, sexy, hypnotic, and unforgettable. One of the best films of 2011.
    (full review)
    Bryan Lienesch84 - I like my European thrillers sleek, provocative, and chock-full of entitled white people that turn out to be bats*** crazy. That's why the American go-round of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo delivers the goods.
    Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
    Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal80(full review)
    Caz of Lets Go To The Movies80(full review)
    Skooch80(full review)
    Kevin McCarthy80(full review)
    Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
    Dave Examines Movies77(full review)
    Dan O'Neill75 - If you have seen the original, everything here may feel a bit familiar and old, but with Fincer’s version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo you don’t know what to expect with some great tension, non-stop fast pace, and great performances from the whole cast, especially Mara who shows her total role commitment and deserves some type of recognition come February.
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    Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick73(full review)
    Drezzy70 - This was a downright amazing modern noir murder mystery until the inclusion of the novel's ending at the expense of the film's story. Not everything on the page works on the screen, and the final 15-20 minutes of the movie could have easily been edited into a 5-minute montage (or have some of it held back until the next film since the hype alone likely warranted a sequel) to make sure that the full flavor of the climax didn't dwindle away. What we're left with afterward is an epilogue that didn't need to be included in full, yet was, ruining the full experience. The ride there, however, was virtually perfect.
    Brandon H65
    Chris of This Is Madness50 - My ratings are on a five point scale, translated as such: 1 - Abysmal, 25 - Bad, 50 - Mediocre, 75 - Good, 100 - Great
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    People Involved

  • Daniel Craig (Mikael Blomkvist)
  • Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd (Martin Vanger)
  • Rooney Mara (Lisbeth Salander)
  • Robin Wright (Erika Berger)
  • Christopher Plummer (Henrik Vanger)
  • Steven Berkoff (Dirch Frode)
  • Joely Richardson (Anita Vanger)
  • Geraldine James (Cecilia Vanger)
  • Goran Visnjic (Dragan Armansky)
  • Élodie Yung (Miriam Wu)
  • Julian Sands (Young Henrik Vanger)
  • Atticus Ross (Director)
  • David Fincher (Director)
  • Trent Reznor (Director)
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