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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
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Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander.
Title: The girl with the dragon tattoo
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Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2012
Edition: Widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (158 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures ; produced by Scott Rudin ... [et al.] ; screenplay by Steven Zaillian ; directed by David Fincher
Notes: Based on the work by Stieg Larsson
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander.
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama GIRL
Country of Producing Entity: United States
Credits: Music, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross ; editor, Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall ; director of photography, Jeff Cronenweth.
Performers: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick Van Wageningen, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visnjic.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1), Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); English audio descriptive track for people with visual disabilities
English (5.1or DS) or French (5.1) dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: Salander, Lisbeth (Fictitious character) Drama Missing persons Drama Journalists Drama Corruption Drama Hackers Drama Murder Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Topical Term: Salander, Lisbeth (Fictitious character)
Missing persons
Journalists
Corruption
Hackers
Murder
Publisher No: 10252929 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
10252930 Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
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The American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is remarkably well-done!


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Aug 11, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Naturally the movie had some plot changes and the movie isn't as good as the book, which usually happens. Nonetheless, this it was still a good film with a minimal but powerful score. Rooney Mara's performance was great.

Jul 09, 2014
  • maym4898 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

absolutely great movie. i read the books and saw the Swedish movie adaptations of the series and i have to give my vote to this latest version of the books. from the very beginning it was great: superb acting, awesome imagery, a narrative that kept for the most part faithful to the book. they did take a few liberties here and there with Lisbeth's character (not too many), which i found to be my biggest objection, as she is the main character in this story. however, unlike other book adaption movies, i did not see a blatant disregard for the book's storyline. this movie version worked so well because the actors were talented and did a great job, but also (and as equally important) it maintained a close to faithful narrative of the book. this movie worked for me for those reasons. and for those whose main complaint was that it was too violent, let me just say, that is supposed to be the idea. the underlying topic of this book is violence, specifically against women. and since it came up in the books, it is bound to be featured in the film. i hope that those involved in making this movie, will once again all come together and make the movie adaptations for the other two books of this series. i would stand in line for that. (p.s. i agree with my fellow commenter below in that the opening credits are "killer." they rock.)

May 02, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

i tried watching the Swedish version a couple of years ago and didn't make it thru, it put me off as i thought it was going to be a "LaFemme Nakita" knockoff.... boy was i wrong. This film is amazing. The story is very well thought out and acting is GREAT. ***Warning*** there is a very very violet sexual assult in it. Be prepared....

Apr 26, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I read that the American version was terrible compared to the original Swedish with subtitles.

No so!

This film was every bit as good (if not better.)

If you want to read the story in both book and movie adaptions I'd suggest this sequence: see the English movie version first, then the original Swedish movie, and then read the book. I did not have the luxury of reading the book beforehand. But the English version with Daniel Craig is more superior to the Swedish one in that if follows the book much more closely, albeit the more logical twist in the ending. Rooney Mara's portrayal of Salander is downright staggering. It is she I imagine while I was reading the book. The critical, supporting characters are so exquisitely played from Christopher Plummer to Stellan Skarsgard, and to The Cat. Expect to re-watch the English movie more than once since there are some nuances easily missed in the first few screenings.

Feb 20, 2014
  • Lavenderseas rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This US version was ok, but comes no where near the totally awesome Swedish production of this story (Which the library also has in its collection) That original version blows this one out of the water with its perfectly cast roles. This version I would rate as just ok and suggest watching the Swedish version. I prefer the one that is not dubbed and is in Swedish because they did not quite get the voices right with the dubbing. This is a compelling story, but be forewarned the sexual violence is heavy - ultimately I think the story balances it out. The books are good too.

Jan 30, 2014
  • SylviaThomas23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Not confusing at all. Unless to a first timer to this genre. Interesting and enjoyable. A must watch for all Connoisseurs. I am impressed. In fact I read the book trilogy and watched the DVD trilogy...

Dec 19, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

With several story lines that did not mesh all too well, the film seemed to drag a bit.

Nov 05, 2013
  • joeguy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I like this as much or better than the original. I am very impressed with Rooney Mara. A star was born, definitely. Daniel Craig is his normal, boring, bland self. I don't understand the appeal of guys like him (or Mark Wahlberg and such guys - except maybe they're so average it's appealing to people).

I liked the movie very much. It has everything that a suspense thriller drama should have. A must watch if you like that genre!

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Aug 11, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I_sing_the_Body_Electric thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Feb 06, 2013
  • hgibbins rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 15, 2012
  • red_lion_2507 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

red_lion_2507 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 26 and 12

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Nov 04, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: graphic rape scene and nudity

Frightening or Intense Scenes: rape scene

Sexual Content: rape scene

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Aug 11, 2014
  • I_sing_the_Body_Electric rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lisbeth Salander: "I've made a friend."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lisbeth Salander: "May I kill him?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lisbeth Salander: "Hold still. I've never done this before, and there will be blood."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Bjurman: "You think that thing through your eyebrow makes you attractive?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Henrik Vanger: "Soon you'll know us all too well, with my apologies."

Nov 06, 2012
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

May I kill him?

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