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Rated R · 158 minutes · 2011

Crime drama, Mystery, Thriller
I very much liked the original Swedish film based upon Stieg Larsson’s book The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Unfortunately, I don’t like David Fincher’s Americanized version. It’s one of the dumbest film projects of the year, a movie whose very existence constitutes a major waste of good, creative energy. I don’t see the logic in remaking the Swedish film so soon—especially when the American remake is also set in Sweden. It irritates me that Fincher, one of our finest directors, has dedicated a big chunk of his time to a film that feels like a re-creation of director Niels Arden Oplev’s 2009 original. While Rooney Mara is OK in the central role of computer-hacker Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace did it much better, and that was only a couple of years ago. There is absolutely no need for this film.


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Official Site: dragontattoo.com
Director: David Fincher
Producer: Scott Rudin, Ole Sondberg, Soren Staermose, Ceán Chaffin, Steven Zaillian, Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorik van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Donald Sumpter, Ulf Friberg, Bengt Carlsson, Tony Way, Per Myrberg, Josefin Asplund, Eva Fritjofson, Moa Garpendal, Maia Bergqvist, Sarah Appelberg and Julian Sands

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East Bay Express The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo David Fincher's Swedish Schnapps. by Kelly Vance 12/21/2011
Indy Week The American Girl with the Dragon Tattoo David Fincher's remake of Girl remains as cold as its Swedish winterscape, but the actors frequently appear to be mechanically hitting their marks, often in conspicuous proximity to product placement. by Neil Morris 12/21/2011
Creative Loafing Atlanta Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has its revenge David Fincher's sleek thriller transcends the Swedish original by Curt Holman 12/19/2011
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The Coast Halifax The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo's ferocious grip David Fincher delivers problematic but compelling thriller by Matt Semansky 12/21/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Chipmunks, more. 12/15/2011
Portland Mercury The Land of the Ice and Snow ... and sex, and violence, and dragon tattoos. by Erik Henriksen 12/22/2011
Charleston City Paper Girl with the Dragon Tattoo remake has same badass heroine as original Nothing in David Fincher's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo quite lives up to the menacing, ambiguous, death-metal rapturous credit sequence that opens the director's adaptation of the best-selling Stieg Larsson novel of the same name. by Felicia Feaster 12/21/2011
NUVO Review: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' David Fincher's take on the first book in Steig Larsson's trilogy is dense, stylish and gripping. Be ready for some horrifying images. by Ed Johnson-Ott 12/21/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Three flicks we've reviewed this week, plus The Darkest Hour. 12/22/2011
Arkansas Times Sex and Salander David Fincher's 'Dragon Tattoo' adaptation titillates. by Cheree Franco 12/21/2011
Charleston City Paper 2011 was the year of a different heroine The cinema of 2011 offered a long overdue news flash. While our brains have been programmed from years of Kate Hudson and Katherine Heigl vehicles to think that all women wanted was a husband and a hot pair of Manolo Blahniks, this year's movies germinated the notion that things aren't quite that simple. Or simple-minded. by Felicia Feaster 12/28/2011
Colorado Springs Independent Dark ink: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The feel is radical nouveau Bond flick, complete with Daniel Craig. by Jonathan Kiefer 12/22/2011

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