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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011

Amazon Video

(464) IMDb 7.8/10
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Remake of the acclaimed Swedish thriller based on bestselling Stieg Larsson's novel.

Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara
2 hours, 37 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Director David Fincher
Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara
Supporting actors Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic, Donald Sumpter, Ulf Friberg, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Tony Way, Per Myrberg, Josefin Asplund, Eva Fritjofson, Moa Garpendal, Maya Hansson-Bergqvist, Sarah Appelberg
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Inspector Gadget VINE VOICE on 7 Nov. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I always thought an English redo of TGWTDT (or the Men Who Hate Woman as the original Swedish novel is clumsily titled) was utterly pointless. From watching the end result you'll be mystified as to where the $90 million budget went (the 2009 version cost $13 million). Thankfully the movie itself offers a bigger mystery to distract you from that, but globally the 2009 was far more successful and made more money. It seems that $90 million was spent simply to appeal to Americans who couldn't be bothered reading subtitles.

The story is mostly the same to Niels Arden Oplev's interpretation, with a few relatively minor deviations and contractions. Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig, not even bothering to attempt a Swedish accent) is disgraced journalist who is hired by Henrik Vanger, a wealthy old businessman, to solve the 40-year-old disappearance of his favorite niece Harriet. He takes the job to keep busy while his name and reputation turns to mud.

Mikael throws himself head-first into the case but soon requires an assistant and so he recruits Lisbeth Salander, a misanthropic genius who did the background check on him. Together they uncover decades of dark family secrets and the wrath of a still active killer.

Like Niels Arden Oplev before him, David Fincher almost gets the balance between visual and verbal storytelling right, but loses his grasp on the multiple characters and references to dates, places, and people. Some of the dialogue that should orientate the viewer regarding such things is too quiet, quick, and mumbled. Inattentive viewers will not find this film easy to follow. It does however have far superior photography to the 2009 version, which I thought looked flat and plain and was shot nasty Super-35.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 25 Mar. 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago.

He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth.

As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined..

If you have seen the Swedish interpretation of the book, please do not disregard this.

Many are forgetting that this is a Fincher movie, and when he does dark, he does good.

Layer upon layer of beautiful narration and detail to the intricate plot are given a wonderful treatment over its duration, and Craig puts in his best performance since Enduring Love.

The film does take a while to get going, but once we are introduced to the family in question, it never lets up.

Mara as the titular character is truly something, and although she appears as a hollow being, there is much to Lisbeth and her toils.

The film is very dark in places and quite disturbing in one particular scene. Fincher has done some sort of Bi-polar Bond credit sequence which equals his Se7en credits.

The performances are flawless, and when we, with Craig, find the secret to the diary, it's something that makes magnificent cinema.

It does drag a little toward the end, but with performance and editing this good, it's really hard to care.
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330 of 361 people found the following review helpful By Inkwell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Dec. 2011
Format: DVD
A disgraced financial journalist, and a young antisocial computer hacker join forces to solve the 40 year old mystery of a teenage girl's disappearance. As they do so, they get drawn into serious crime and corruption, deadly family secrets, and a string of unsolved murders of young women spanning fifty years, which puts their own lives at unbelievable risk. Will they solve the mystery before they become history?

When I saw the original movie series about two years ago, I was awestruck by mostly the awesome acting of Noomi rapace, and the movie's visual style, and it's inherent raunchiness, which is more common in stylish European thrillers than slick Hollywood movies. When I heard there would be an English version, I thought this would be a hard act to follow, and without Noomi Rapace as the female lead would not be the same, because she was so much an integral element of the original movies success.

In the meantime I listened to the audiobook version featuring Simon Vance, which I also found quite enjoyable. He does all the voices including Lisbeth with a slight Swedish accent that veers toward cockney. The story is much more detailed with many elements glossed over or left out of the original movie.

So, when I heard it was about to be released, and saw the trailer, and understood the pedigree behind this movie with David Fincher directing, and Daniel Craig as Blomquist, I made a point of going to the evening show before its official opening today.

Inevitably, one cannot help but compare with the previous experience. Definitely, the fact that this is in English is the greatest justification for the remake, so for many people who are distracted by subtitles this will automatically be a better experience.
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