A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family, who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Wow what a disappointment. I read the book and I was confused what was going on. It really skimmed over alot of key points. I think Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig did a good job but it was terrible. I am going to rent the swedish version and see how they compare.
Very similar to the original. Because I didn't have to read the subtitles all of the time I understood a few story points I missed while watching the original. The actors did a good job. Skarsgard did great.
This is a slick, big budget Hollywood production that simply cannot compare to the original Swedish film. Never mind the remake had nine times the budget. The extra money didn't matter. Story, scripting and tone count more. If you hate subtitles, then you certainly should watch this film as it is well made and a good adaptation of the superb novel. But my wife agrees with me here: The original is better and Noomi Rapace IS Lisbeth Salander. No offense to Rooney Mara, but Rapace was a revelation. What irked me most was the out of the blue altering of the fourth act (yes, this film has four acts, not three). It lacks the emotional punch of the original (which stayed closer to the novel). What I hope is that David Fincher will succeed with the sequels where the originals failed. The Swedish sequels lacked the spirit and suspense of Dragon Tattoo and failed to capture the intensity of the books. The reasons behind that are many and you can Google the productions.