Like so many others I have found the three Larsson thrillers about Lisbeth Salander totally absorbing - real page-turners, very cleverly plotted and very well written. This film, of the first book, doesn't disappoint. It has loads of atmosphere, lovely, very Swedish cinematography, excellent acting and direction, and it conveys what is a very complex plot clearly and faithfully. A few things from the book are pared down to the bone - Blomqvist's relationships within the Millennium office, Lisbeth's first legal mentor (Palmgren), Lisbeth's professional relationship with her boss at Milton Security - but nothing that is essential, and the film is well paced and compelling. There is the faintest hint of a dip fairly near the end when one part of the plot is (very dramatically) sewn up and the film moves on to other, very necessary but lower-key revelations. But this is momentary, and the last ten or fifteen minutes of the film work very well. This is a fine piece of film-making, a good adaptation, and I expect that those who liked the book will be pleased with it and those that have not read the book will find it pretty gripping.