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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
"Flickan som lekte med elden" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  27 August 2010 (USA)
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As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.



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Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Played with Fire  »

Box Office


€4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$904,998 (USA) (9 July 2010)


$6,942,564 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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When the police are in Lisbeth's apartment, one is sifting through her mail. Briefly seen is the September/October 2008 issue of Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine with Jow Ga Grandmaster Hoy Lee on the cover. See more »


When Lisbeth is in the Caribbean early in the movie, she has the tail of the dragon tattoo coming down below her tan line. Later, when she is with Marian Wu, the tail ends a couple of inches above her tan line. See more »


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Levels beneath it's predecessor
18 September 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Having read and loved the books I was pleasantly surprised to see the movie version of Men who hates women. It was so close to reaching the same level of intensity and depth as the book itself.

Unfortunately I can't say the same thing for The girl that played with the fire. The filmography, direction and the use of music never really catched on to create the intensity and drama needed for keeping me enthralled to the story. And instead of being taken for another great ride in the universe of Stieg Larson, I was left to the sensation of watching some second grade TV-series.

The difference between the first and the second movie can be summed up to the difference between creating movie magic and making mediocre cinematography.

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