Thriller - This adaptation of the best selling novel is a very violent and dark mystery thriller aimed at an adult audience. Scenes of sexual violence will be incredibly intense for more sensitive viewers. The violence, sex, language, and dark subject matter make the film one not for children.
PROFANITY: 15 F-words; 3 S-words; a couple of others. SEX/NUDITY: Rape and consensual sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Graphic rapes; beatings and fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent tobacco ACTION: Chases and an explosion. COMEDY: Some comic lines; some sex humor; some animal humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 60 moviegoers:
TEENS:Two rated it above average and one rated it average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Five of the six males loved it as did half of the ladies. Another lady rated it above average and one rated it below average.
ADULTS:GREAT REVIEWS! Nearly all the adults enjoyed "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" very much with over half loving it. Only a few ladies were somewhat disappointed.
Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is a financial reporter determined to
restore his honor after being convicted of libel. Engaged by one of Sweden's
wealthiest industrialists, Henrik Vanger (Christopher
Plummer), to get to the bottom of the long-ago disappearance of his beloved
niece, Harriet - murdered, Vanger believes, by a member of his large family -
the journalist heads to a remote island on the frozen Swedish coast, unaware of
what awaits him.
At the same time, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), an unusual but ingenious
investigator with Milton Security, is hired to do a background check on
Blomkvist, a job that ultimately leads to her joining Mikael in his
investigation of who killed Harriet Vanger. Though Lisbeth shields herself from
a world that has repeatedly betrayed her, her hacking skills and single-minded
focus become invaluable. While Mikael goes face-to-face with the tight-lipped
Vangers, Lisbeth plies the wired shadows. They begin to trace a chain of
homicides from the past into the present, forging a fragile strand of trust even
as they are pulled into the most savage currents of modern crime.