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My life at the movies.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2009 | DenmarkGermanyNorwaySweden | 152 min
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  • Män som hatar kvinnor
  • Watched on Monday Dec 21, 2020 via Vudu
    C+: 3 stars (out of 5)

    An aging tycoon recruits disgraced journalist Nyqvist to investigate a 40-year-old murder. Rapace plays a young investigator with a troubled past who finds herself drawn to Nyqvist and his investigation.

    The film proves a rarity. Neither erotic thriller nor Giallo, it’s a genuine mystery. The competent cast and location photography held my interest, but couldn’t compensate for the low narrative stakes. I can imagine the story resonating more in novel form, with a decompressed timeline.

    That said, Rapace crushes it in a fearless performance that held me riveted.

Older Viewings

  • Watched on Wed Jan 11, 2012 via Netflix