Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

tRelease Date: March 19th, 2010 (USA)

Genre: Crime / Mystery / Drama

Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Froling

Synopsis: A journalist recently convicted of libel takes a leave of absence from his magazine and takes a job as a private investigator for a wealthy family looking into a 40 year old missing persons case where he teams up with an unlikely partner in a young female computer hacker.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)


Its a good and entertaining mystery with plenty of nice twists and suspenseful moments but there seemed to be just a little bit too much going on.


Started kind of slow but when it finally drew me in I ceased to notice I was reading subtitles.


Very nice performances by both leads, especially Rapace who had some very tough scenes.  Sweden has some talented actors and I'd definitely take the chance to see another Swedish film if it comes along.


Definitely uses many standbys of this genre but the vast differences between the male and female leads and the graphic and explicit nature of some the scenes (largely because it is European) set this film apart.


This is a very nice who done it that suffers from being about 30 or 40 minutes too long.  There are also some very disturbing depictions of sexual violence that may be too much for some audiences.  If you can stomach these scenes and subtitles if you don't speak Swedish, "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" is worth a look.

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