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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  21 December 2011 (USA)
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Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,750,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)

Gross:

$102,515,793 (USA) (16 March 2012)
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Trivia

Peter Haber:  Spokesperson for Wennerström in a brief news clip. Haber played Martin Vanger in the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009). See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in about 2005-06. Mikael and Lisbeth are using Macbook Pros with older versions of OS X, which correspond with the time. However, the Macbook Pros with black separated keys were not introduced until 2008. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: What kind is it?
Henrik Vanger: I don't know. White?
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: And the frame?
Henrik Vanger: Dark.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: Postmark?
Henrik Vanger: Same as last time.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: And no note.
Henrik Vanger: No.
Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell: I'm so sorry, Henrik.
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Electrosexual
Written by Nicholas Clow, Michael Gray, Shena (as Shena McSween) and Jesse Winchester (as James Winchester)
Performed by Shena
Courtesy of Phoenix Music International
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Disappointed
12 January 2012 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

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Well, first of all, I didn't expect too much but, still, with the rating that higher then the Swedish version, I was surprised of how mediocre American version was. I was disappointed by almost every aspect of the movie. Even with the photography. As English is not my first language, I'll be brief. Craig – better than I expected, yet too polished. Nyqvist was so much more convincing… Mara – boring, with just two tones of voice through entire movie. I suppose, this monotony should convince us that she was cold and unattached, appearance – OK. For me, Rapace was Lisbeth. Skarsgard – exceptional Storyline – didn't like the changes (compared to the book) and hated the rhythm as it kept too many details from the book; as a result, the movie looked like a photo album, hopping from one picture to another in fast pace. Directing – anemic Music – OK at the beginning, then irritating…hurting my ears. To conclude, if I had seen it before the book and Swedish version, it would have been OK. As it wasn't the case, I shall remember it as unconvincing and redundant. Then again, it's just me…


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