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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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Ratings: 7.1/10 from 69,427 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 135 user | 228 critic | 35 from Metacritic.com

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michalis Koutsogiannakis ...
Sofia Ledarp ...
Reuben Sallmander ...
Yasmine Garbi ...
Ralph Carlsson ...
Georgi Staykov ...
Hans Christian Thulin ...
Dag Svensson (as Hans-Christian Thulin)
Jennie Silfverhjelm ...
Per Oscarsson ...


Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex trafficking in Sweden and those in high office who abuse underage girls, Blomkvist immediately throws himself into the investigation. Written by benmo

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Did You Know?


At the time he was approached to play himself in the movie, Paolo Roberto hadn't known the novel featured him as a character. See more »


At least twice, Lisbeth uses a stun gun on a man while she is touching him. Her body would close the circuit, sending the voltage through her as well, but there is no evidence of it shocking her at all. See more »


References Pippi Longstocking (1969) See more »


Would Anybody Die
Music by Jacob Groth
Text & Soloist: Misen Larsen (as Misen Groth)
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Rocks like part 1
15 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For fans of the book, this second part in the trilogy by Stieg Larsson is faithful to the material and highly entertaining.

In addition, Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist bring their characters to life perfectly. They are both pleasing to the eye, and yet have the depth and intensity to pull you into the movie experience.

However it did not earn the 10 I gave to the first. I think the only reason is that there so much great material in the book that it is probably difficult to decide how much to cut and what to high light in the movie.

I thought given this difficulty the makers did an awesome job and I enjoyed the film immensely.

For some who refer to this as a sequel, I think that is a misnomer. I think of a sequel as a second thought that is added on after an initial success. At any rate, all three films were shot before the first release, so it is more like one film divided into three parts.

This movie is better than any current American made film currently playing so save your money on the standard Hollywood drivel and place your bets on a fine movie-going experience that will also enlighten.

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