watch later

Not interested / seen

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

rotten tomatoes
imdb
wikipedia
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
The Staff

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.

Comments

B
Bill

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

Comments

What did you think? Who should watch it?

Next up

Dogtooth (2009)

best

8.0

The cat is the most feared animal there is!

The Swimmers (2022)

best

8.0

Equal parts sweet and searing, this weighty refugee drama is buoyed by tender moments of sisterhood and solidarity

Arthur Christmas (2011)

best

8.0

A hilarious, underseen holiday gem that's sweet and smart enough for adults and kids

The Sea Beast (2022)

7.1

Thought-provoking and action-packed, this animated feature from Netflix is enjoyable for children and adults alike

Fire of Love (2022)

best

8.4

A gorgeous deep dive into the explosive love story between two scientists and their craft

Boiling Point (2021)

best

8.3

A glimpse inside the chaotic life of a head chef

A Touch of Sin (2013)

best

8.2

An exploration of violence in capitalist China

Happening (2021)

best

8.6

Set nearly 60 years ago, this realistically harrowing abortion drama still rings true today

Shadow (2018)

best

8.0

Another visually striking martial arts epic from wuxia master Zhang Yimou

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

best

8.6

A heartwrenching look at war and the toll it takes on one's humanity
agmtw
eu

© 2022 agoodmovietowatch, all rights reserved.

We are home to the best film and TV on popular streaming services. Supported only by readers like you and by public grants.