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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

best
THE VERY BEST

8.8

movie

Denmark, Germany

English, Swedish

Character-driven, Smart, Suspenseful

2009

Niels Arden Oplev

Alexandra Pascalidou, Annika Hallin, Barbro Enberg

152 min

Synopsis

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

Our Take

8.8
Bilal Zouheir

The original Swedish mystery thriller that was later remade by David Fincher. It’s the same story of a wealthy man hiring a journalist and scrappy hacker to solver a murder, but told better. This version is slower, has more attention to detail and pace. In casting, authenticity triumphs over good looks. In staging, aesthetics are given as much importance as thrills. And in the story, intelligence wins over plot. This gives the main character of Lisbeth Salander (played by Noomi Rapace) better space to deploy her full mysticism and enigmatic nature. Danish director Niels Arden Oplev masterfully brings everything together to make for a movie that will forever be remembered.

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Best ending ever. Be patient in following the storyline … it’s worth it. Watch all three in this trilogy.

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