The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

more exciting than a viking raid - bunny star

5 Points

Viewer Rating:bunny star has rated The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rating: 5 Star

the main reason anyone should review a film is to say they are reviewing a film NOT comparing it to tyhe book whcih is lazy elitist and showing off.. the film which this reviewer saw at its debut at the JDIFF, was so good i went to it again, on a date last night, and had to travel to do so.... and what one notices in hte second viewing is that the film is well edited is well scripted is well acted and well put together.. this is edge of the seat entertainment and just as with Mesrine from last year is proof that films such as Luc Besson's Taxi, and Nikita, not all continental film is arthouse instrospection.. mind you this has some in it but not to make you think about it at the time.. it slowly dawns on you afterwards... to paraphrase hitchcock (I confess, [appropriately]) what would you do if you knew what she knew

Giril with the dragon tatoo is grim in parts but then again so is incest, child molestation, murder and sexual assault.. this is not just a lame movei trying to be cool .. it is well thought out with the suspense maintined throughout in a way that leaves the audience guessing, but if you a re one of those irritating smartypants who read the book and know the plot .. pipe down and let the film happen.. it's only a movie.. but it makes you think about some of the issues raised about the treatment of unkown women in society and its going on today for real..

the characters are believable and in scandanavian terms more lars von triers than ingmar bergman.. but the film is a gritty thriller that will make Hollywood take note.. I await the next installments in the trilogy with enthusiasm.. and you will too... just sit there and let it unfold allow yourself to be propelled and moved.. and you will be gald you spent the tenner on the movei rather than the extra two pints you didn't need on St Patricks day/ night

it's not good - it's excellent powerful and provocative..

Review published on the 16 March 2010 20:39

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bunny star review - krissy

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gavinyoutit - gavinyoutit

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Girl with the dragon tattoo - Peter

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