Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
|Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found and her beloved uncle is convinced she was murdeed and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed and troubled yet resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate.|
When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger's are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.
"Rapace is a magnetic presence in a far-ranging mystery requiring such a solid character to orbit around. Steve Persall, St. Petersburg Times
"A mind-bending and mesmerizing thriller that takes its time unlocking one mystery only to uncover another, all to chilling and immensely satisfying effect. Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
Editor's NoteA discredited journalist 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. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO gets under way as Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander 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 Mikael and Lisbeth 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.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - DVD Review
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Published on: 7/6/2010 5:00 AM
|I have heard that Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is one of the bestselling Swedish novels of all time. The film it was adapted into is the top-grossing movie from that country -- ever. And I do not understand what all the fuss is about. It's impossible to draw conclusions about a movie's source material based on the film made from it, but in all honesty The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo barely qualifies as a movie at all. It's more of a compressed miniseries vomited onto the big screen, an experience that feels like it has had some critical information cut out of it rather haphazardly....read the full review|