Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Last night I finally got to see this movie “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” You may or may not have heard about it. It was a limited release in the theaters at first, but picked up some steam word of mouth. I kept seeing it on a local movie bilboard and was curious. It’s a Swedish mystery/thriller based on the first book of a popular Swedish trilogy. The second movie/book comes out Friday in limited release (much like the original). After watching the first, I’m gunna be at the movies on Friday for sure!

If you like mysteries then this is a movie for you. However, a word of warning . . . it’s very violent towards women. Apparently the proper translation of the movie (& book?) title is “The Man Who Hates Women.” I guess they didn’t think that would sell tickets in America! It is also somewhat of a spoilerish title as well . . . .

The movie is about a man/journalist who is hired and to look into a 40 year old mystery surrounding a missing girl who belonged to this strange, bizarre, yet loaded family the Vangers. The old man who is the family head loved her, favored her, and thus she was a target of the rest of the family. He wants answers before he dies and nobody has ever been able to solve the mystery. A computer hacker (the girl with the dragon tattoo) gets involved in the search as well . . . . and to really say more is to give away some serious spoilers to the movie unfortunately.

This was a great mystery, lots of tension, and yes pretty sick and twisted too. Two thumbs up!

PS if you have a Netflix account, you can currently stream it for free. Unless you have a way to do that to your TV, I recommend renting it to watch on the big screen.


5 Responses to “Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”

sean Says:

I was a little confused by this post because I had just read about the casting of this movie but then I realized that you were talking about a foreign version.


Dustin Says:

The sequel comes out Friday. I hope they aren’t making an American version, but wouldn’t be shocked honestly.


glittermom Says:

This movie is the 1st part of a trilogy written by Stieg Larsson a Swedish Journalist…he died in 2004…IF you enjoyed the movie you should read the books..


Becky Says:

I thought I read somewhere that they were going to start filming an American version in 2011. I guess because some people are upset they have to read subtitles.


Dustin Says:

They are filming an American version. Poo! This one was perfect.

Also I just read, and apparently it’s true . . . the reason subtitled movies don’t fare well in America is because . . . . American’s can’t read fast enough to keep up!