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Genre Thriller
Running Time 148 min
Release Date Mar 19, 2010
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Man som hatar kvinnor) (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link the disappearance of Harriet to a number of grotesque murders from almost… Show more

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March 19, 2010 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris Globe Staff

It’s easy to forget how dissatisfying so much Hollywood trash is until you see a good imported version. “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ’’ arrives from Sweden, having conquered Europe with a shameless instinct for the mass appeal of murder-mystery violence. If a film is going to subject us to characters who are beaten up and pinioned, it should do so not simply with gusto but with a narrative end purpose. In this case, the story comes from the first book in the late Stieg Larsson’s hugely popular “Millennium’’ trilogy, and it has everything one could want in a smutty page-turner: serial killers, Nazis, aristocrats, corrupt politicians, assault, a stony cyber-detective goth girl.

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