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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

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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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Storyline

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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21 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica del dragón tatuado  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,750,000, 25 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,515,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$232,617,430
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When casting started, the role of Lisbeth Salander was originally offered to Natalie Portman, but she declined, due to exhaustion. Scarlett Johansson was also considered, but David Fincher considered her too sexy. Jennifer Lawrence was considered too, but she was rejected, because she was too tall. Finally, Rooney Mara was cast. See more »

Goofs

When Blomkvist is reviewing Inspector Morrell's notes from the accident, he highlights what he considers to be interesting facts. One of them is about Inspector Morrell interviewing the family, however, "interview" is misspelled "interveiws". See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the film's opening studio intros of Columbia and MGM, Leo, the MGM mascot's roar is silenced. See more »


Soundtracks

Immigrant Song
Written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
Featuring Karen O and Trent Reznor
Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Karen O appears courtesy of Polydor Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
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very poor..don't bother with the sequels
28 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

I didn't have any advance warning about this film's subject or story. Rented the DVD from the local store after seeing Daniel Craig on the cover. There seems to have been a deliberate attempt to mislead Bond f ans into watching this. The title sounds like a Bond movie (its very different to the original book title)and the title sequence is like something out of a Bond movie. Actually the title sequence for this is far better than those of the last few Bond movies.

Unfortunately after the titles it deteriorates quite rapidly. The early parts of the film are tedious and seem to take forever.The character played by Daniel Craig looks terrible. He is too old to wear trendy "fashion victim" type clothes. he looks far better in tailored clothing like the suits in Casino Royale or the beginning of Dream House.

Its difficult to comment on the story. Its basically a murder mystery that I didn't care if it was solved. The running time is too long and the film should have ended before it did. There are moments of great unpleasantness but very little positive to counteract them.

I don't have any interest in a sequel and I think Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have far better things to do than make more of this trash.


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