Had seen the English version but still enjoyed the Swedish language version. I think there is quite a few differences in the story and story by-lines to warrant giving it a look, certainly inspired me to get the books and see how both compare to Stieg Larsson's novels. Pretty sure this version is less violent/shocking with regards to the same scenes. I think I prefer the casting in the English version for the two lead characters but some of the Swedish castings for other characters were better and more interesting. Rate this a four stars only because I'd rate the English version five stars. I don't mind foreign language films so subtitles don't worry me, but that said I have to say that the subtitles are very well done. Can't wait to watch the next two asap [before the English versions come out].
Forgot about subtitles after a while, story so intriguing, really enjoyed it.
Rubbish and Foreign, no rating, I like to watch my movies not read them!
Enjoyed this movie, but would have enjoyed it more if we didn't have to read the sub-titles. Will watch the newer version next time.
It was a good movie, but I struggle with the subtitles
This DVD HAS A TENDANCY TO FREEZE A COUPLE OF TIMES DURING THE MOVIE.
Not having read the book or seen the english version I wasn't sure what to expect. The movie is violent (an understatement in some scenes) but the acting is brilliant and the story rivetting. This movie stays with you long after it's finished. Definitely worth watching but not for the faint hearted!
foriegn language DVD again
Excellent in every way! The story lines of both the journo-investigator and the computer hacker Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as well as the stories they investigated were well intergrated and the sub-titles kept up clearly with the dialogue so it was not at all distracting. It was very clever if rather gluesome.
A journalist and punk computer wiz investigate a suspected murder. Starts of well but falters towards the end with its reliance on crazed stereotypes. 3.5 stars
The Quickflix reviewer was spot on.
having watched part 2 and 3 of the original trilogy I can give a negative feedback only on this movie, 4.5 hours butchered in to a bit over 2 hours made this movie boring, so for me it's not worth one star, sorry
I loved, loved, LOVED it! I've read the books awhile back and I listened to people to NOT watch the movies but finally I succumbed to my curiousity. I'm glad I did. Adapted really well to film and the casting was very much perfect, in my opinion. The subtitles didn't bother me - I learned pretty quickly not do mend the socks while trying to watch! lol. I strongly recommend for people to watch it to make up your own mind about it.
A good story but difficult to follow with with only english subtitles
Who cares what Simon Miraudo thinks. If YOU like it, then his negativity is irrelevant.
the sexual violence was distressing... the mystery wasn't all that amazing. polished production though.
I really enjoyed the movie. People should watch it, despite the subtitles. If you are a confident reader of English, you will be able to follow the movie without being conscious of the fact that you don't understand what they are saying. Your brain adjusts quickly to reading instead of listening. Give it another shot! Like others, I feel there was too much hype surrounding these movies, but they have to do what sells! However, I am looking forward to seeing the last of the trilogy.
This series fascinates me ..I'm not sure why...just loved it when she zapped those thugs and rode off on the Harley...don't generally enjoy violence...Lisbeth Salamander is a fabulous character
I watched it all way through, I didn't mind the subtitles but I don't know what all the fuss is about in terms of this being a really great movie. It was just a who dun it type, a bit more graphic than what you get on TV but not amazing. It could have been a TV drama. Its not rubbish but its not brilliant either.
To the reviewer:
You can't give such a horribly astonishing review to a movie that was adapted from a book when you haven't even read it!
The books are fantastic and of course, movies rarely match up to the characters and tension in the book, but really - it wasn't that bad.
1.5 stars is a bit harsh. Go read the book.
I give it 5.5/10
Didn't watch it, would have liked to know it was sub titled
Very well produced, had read the book series prior to watching this movie.
Excellent except for sub titles.
Couldn't watch it. Was all in sub titles and I couldn't be bothered sitting there reading everything they were saying. Might try again when it is in English.
interesting thriller, not for the faint hearted, enjoyed the movie
This DVD was subtitled and was a major disappointment, when I believe there is an English dubbed version available. We were unable to enjoy the movie because of this, in fact could not watch it after a few minutes as the plot could not be followed.
This is a awesome movie - most watch!
Read the book firstly, if you have time
A bit hard to get used to subtitles otherwise a goondpic
Good foreign flick, but I dunno whether I liked the american version more or this. Both have their merits. I haven't read the book series, but found it OK to get into. Rape scenes are always hard to watch, but I've seen worse (ie Irreversible).
Was too graphic for my liking, but excellent story line....worth viewing
Good story that keeps you involved. I liked it even though a bit violent and graphic at times.
An exciting and dramatic movie with a few unexpected turns. Well worth watching.
Subtitles - Urgh. Didint' even watch it, I'll wait till the new one comes out on DVD.
Every bit as good as the book. Book series truly amazing, this film version though expigated has not lost the true escence.
for those who have read the books the movies follow the books very closly and although subtitled it is still agreat who done it
I thought the movie seemed quite good, but because the DVD skipped so badly, I was only able to follow it because I'd already read the book
Not very happy at all with the movie i hate sub titels
Once you get used to the subtitles this is a great movie, thoroughly enjoyed it, loved the twists and turns and trying to work out who did it. Acting was superb.
Absolutely awesome movie! Couldn't stop watching.. even great with subtitles!
One of the best movies I have seen for a long time. Just a pity about the subtitles
Excellent, I love murder mysteries
I wasnt going to watch this movie as everbody said it was too violent.. in the end i couldnt turn it off, I was pleasently suprised how much i enjoyed the movie considering the content, didnt even mind it was in subtitles, think this even added to the mystery
Not my cup of tea, too violent.
I MISSED THE BIT THAT SAID IT WAS IN SUBTITLES!!!!
I also could not sit through 2 1/2 hours of reading (too much strain on the eyes). Was really looking forward to seeing it...guess I have to wait for the english remake next week.
Great protagonist, clich? and predictable storyline. A very long episode of CSI with a goth thrown in amongst it all.
Sorry I didn't get to watch it as I hate movies if you have to sit there and read sub titles. Saw only ten minutes and that was enough. Such a turn off.
An excellent movie as close to the book as one can get in 2 hours. The fact that it has sub titles is no drawback as the film is so exciting that after a few minutes you forget tha you are reading rather than listening.
This is the original and probably best version of this film. For Swedish film buffs, there are a few familiar faces in the cast and the production values do not disappoint. The dark secrets of this wealthy family fit into the cold remoteness of the location; the brooding history of world war two affiliations lurk beneath the surface of wealth and priviledge. This is a gripping thriller!
Its a pitty the authour is dead
Fantastic to have a movie that entertained and made the brain work. So worth the watch.
Fabulous acting,intriguing story.The violence would normally offend me,but it was an intrinsic part of this film.Can't wait to see the remaining two films of the trilogy.
Was not going to order this movie but so glad I did. A bit of a hiccup with the DVD but managed to watch the show. Excellent movie well worth watching 9/10
Brilliant movie just a shame it was not in English but but a must watch.
Good movie, even with sub titles.
Having read the book I think I like the movie version better. I don't think Michael's sexual liaison with Cecilia was necessary to the plot and there were less boring bits with Henrik and more action. Haven't read the other books in the series yet, but I really enjoyed this film. Noomi Rapace is excellent as Lisbeth, very well cast.
Great movie. One of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I hate sub title movies but this movie was so good I didn't care.
Great story - pity you had to read the subtitles the whole time.
Great movie, just a little difficult following the scenes whilst reading the subtitles.
Seriously I don't know what to write. Anything I can say about this film wont do it justice It IS A MUST SEE movie especially before its remake comes out in January! This move is once of the best movies I have ever seen!
1. I hate foreign films
2. I hate having to read a film
But this film pulls you in from the moment you press PLAY!!!! And once it sucks you in it does not spit you out until you reach its climatic finish in the final chapter! The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire & The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest are fantastic films. All I can say is give them a chance to suck you in. I promise you wont be sorry but make sure you watch them with an open mind because even though this film is GRAPHIC in nature all reveals itself in the finale.
Ugly minded people, ugly behavior most of which is incidental and does not need blatant depiction for a movie. The script writer / director has no idea of the difference in impact of images to the written word and the ability of the viewers mind to auto-extrapolate. Avoid this movie and just read the book.
did not watch it was foriegn my mistake
Better than what i was expecting. Loved the mystery and the way the story came together. couln't wait to see the next dvd of this series after watching it.
Not a rivetting film, but dramatic suspensful, yet confronting but contextual scenes of a sexuall deviant nature. The films protaganist is damaged emotionally and her spectrum disorder is a gift that allows an insight that results in cracking a long undisclosed series of events that was thought (wrogly) to b a murder.
what's wrong with u people that dont read subtitles? cant you read? is it really that hard?
Some of the best movies are in other languages and have subtitles.
You people are SAD SAD SAD!
I read each of these books almost as soon as they hit the shelves (the first was a
fluke!). I usually find the movie less enjoyable than the book (if I've read it), but held
out hope that i would enjoy this. I was wrong. There was a lot of violence, and for
some reason this was ok for me to read and vision myself, but I found it much
more difficult to watch on the screen.
this is sooo the best movie, I fell in love with Sweden even more.. its very elaborate and the flow of scene after scene after scene.. its easy to follow.. Danka!!
great movie, didn't detract from the book at all and very well acted
While confronting in places this movie has a stark reality like quality that can't help but move you. The plot interweaves the story of the sleuth’s lives and their investigations with ease and style. They are like an “R” rated updated version of Sherlock Holmes and you can’t help but want to see what they’ll get up to next.
I loved this movie, especially having read the book and finding that the story was pretty true to it without being over done. So glad it was made with Swedish actors and was subtitled, it made it much more authentic. Well cast with the Lisbeth Salander character fantastic.
These 3 films (trilogy) are better approached and enjoyed after reading the 3 books (in english or swedish if you are lucky to be scandinavian).
The books give many details that are not explained/obvious in the films...
After reading , the thread is easier to follow because action is very rapid, we could be missing a few pieces of the puzzle.
the subtitles require us to watch the films at least twice each time, to recap the situation.
iI have been in Stockholm many years back for a holiday and seeing places over the films made me appreciate my trip even more.
this is a modern version of Ingmar Bergman views of the swedish society, in my opinion.
May have been a good movie but don't like having to read because it is not in english.
Didn't watch because of subtitles
Good movie, but very disturbing, and hard to watch. Nothing to do with the subtitles, just the graphic depiction of violence and sex.
Why the hell would I want to watch a movie that goes for nearly 3 hours, and have to read subtitles the whole time. BORING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't even deserve a rating
Not in english. Was unaware before ordering.
Took a while to get into the subtitle but after that I was hooked-great movie
if you can get past the subtitles,its a work of genius,which keeps you there on the edge of your seat all the way through-brilliant
I was expecting something totally different when i watched this movie but was still pleasantly surprised! An excellent film i would definately recommend. Once I got into it the subtitles didn't bother me. I too believe it should be R rated.
To those who gave this movie bad review due to subtitles: it says nothing about the movie, everything about you...
This movie was 2.5 hours long and I still wished for more. Beware, I too believe it should be R rated.
Just loved this movie - I realised after a while that the cinematic techniques, reminded me of Ingmar Bergman's movies. It seems to me they must have informed this series - those long, lingering glances, great atmosphere, not much dialogue, but great drama in the facial expressions.
I didn't even last 5 minutes, can't stand watching a movie & having to read subtitles
Not as good as the book.But thats always the case.Still a must!
was a bit concerned beforehand about the reviews re subtitles but it really didn't bother me at all because it was such a good storyline & very well paced - prefer subtitles to pathetic dubbing any day!
i enjoyed it a lot for a subtitled film
Excellent storyline, full of intrigue,had everything, but was sorry it had subtitiles, why couldnt it have been in english, bit painful, when you have to read the words all the way through, I didnt realise it was foreign language, should be shown much clearer, so you know straight away, before you put it in queue, but loved the movie anyway.thanks Cheryl Ford
Loved this movie. Was great thriller from the start. Loved it.
If you don't like subtitles then you will find it hard to watch.
Good movie otherwise.
Read the book, movie equally great keeping up with the story line - loved it, couldn't switch it off.
wish I had known that it was subtitles - was not in the mood to read ....
loved this movie its twists and turns
This is in a foreign language. I would not have rented it if I knew thet it only had English subtitles
Very good fast pace movie
I watched the first 5 minutes of this movie and turned it off, due to the fact I can't read subtitles and watch the movie at the same time. Not a genre I would have ordered.
Was unsure at first but was transfixed through the whole story. I had not read the book so loved all the twists and the way it kept me interested. Some tough bits to watch but a good story.
didnt like this movie it was like reading a book
Thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
Could not enjoy Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as too intense to watch & also follow sub titles. Do you have an English version?
I tend to dislike movies with rape scenes in them, but kept watching coz the plot is so good. Finished up enjoying it but would have loved it if I didn't cringe in certain parts. Worth watching if you've read Stig
Not generally my kind of film, action flicks I usually pass by quickly but this one held me, the story swept me along, and the acting was great.
Loved the books, but didn't deal well with the sub-titles - I felt like I was just reading the book over again. Stayed very true to the original novel though. Wouldn't watch it again, but when it's released in English will definately get the series.
I did not like it as I couldnot understand the lanuage it was written in and could not change to english sorry
I knew this was dubbed most foreign films are people.
This movie is a classic , so interesting , I felt I got the whole story . Followed through to a ending I could accept.
Not a movie for the squeamish , dont let the subtitles bother you or you will miss out on a great story.
Really enjoyed it even if it was all reading off the bottom. Can not wait to watch the next 2 now.
Suspense unlimited - great film, but I wish I'd been told it was subtitles.
Thoroughly enjoyed this thriller. Wasn't even a bother to read the subtitles. Would recommend, but watch the trilogy in the correct order.
It was difficult to get into because of the subtitles. I gave up.
Intense film - girl was fantastic. Bit too violent for me but it was still pretty amazing. Humanity is scarey
I would have given this a higher rating but it was dubbed and very frustrating to have to read and watch at the same time. Great movie and very true to the book.
Excellent film. Won't disappoint fans of the books.
I didn't realize the movie had english sub-titles!!! I was too tired in the evening to bother reading sub-titles for over 2 hours and chose not to watch the movie at all. I send it back the next day.
Pretty good adaptation of the novel & really good portrayals of Lisbet & Mikael - but those are some funny looking "Australian" sheep!
gripping- and unusual - loved it
Having read the book, wasn't sure the movie would do the story justice, however it was great! Kept true to theme and scenery & characters were just as I imagined.
The book was fabulous and the movie does it credit - even if it is in subtitles. Would love to have this in English. Great viewing!
A great trilogy. Really enjoyed these can't-put-down books and movies were done well. What a shame that's all there is. Was his death really suicide or was it ......?
Fantastic. Almost as good as the book.
Excellent, dont know if i could have follwed the movie if i had not read the book
I enjoyed this movie despite it being subtitled. Great story line. Now I'm interested in reading the books!
Hate subtitles. Wouldn't have booked it out if I'd known. Didn't watch it. The books were excellent
Excellent film. I loved that it was in Swedish and with subtitles. Very atmospheric film. Beautifully dark and cold. Actor playing Lisbeth did a fantastic job. Having read the books before may help with understanding as plot is complex.
Great movie with a good plot - really enjoyed it even with subtitles.
Thought this movie was fantastic. Left me thinking about this film for days. Shame on those who gave it a bad review just because of the subtitles...goes to show how spoilt you are!
enjoyable but dvd kept stopping/pausing only saw first 1/2 hour
I had no problems following it all after having read the trilogy but my partner didn't pick up on all the characters. Good adaptation of the novel which had too many characters and nuances.
I enjoyed the book but not the film.
Didnt realise this was subtitled! Bit strange and def not one to watch with the kids due to a few scenes! Wouldnt watch it again.
If you are into mysteries, CSI or any detective, intrigue and drama TV then this movie will hold you until the final moments.
Absolutely fantastic. I could watch it again. I would and have recommended this to all my friends. Will most definitely be reading the books.
Amazing film... but the only fault i could find was that the subtitles was actually hard to see, as they were in yellow!
Couldn't watch the movie, cause the main language is Swedish and there's no other language option to change to English. I'm not into subtitles. I'm very disappointed. I've hearrd so much about this movie and I was so excited to see it
I found this movie to be thrilling all the way through. Although I think the fact that you had to read everything was a bit of a douner.
If you can battle with the sub titles, there is a good story here.
I had heard so much about this film and was frankly disappointed. Thought it was slow and a little boring. The plot was too contrived and the feel of an 'art' film which did not live up to it's promise.
Fan-bloody-tastic. Wow! Haven't seen something this great for ages.. even with having to read subtitles. Got the sequal in the queue already!
A good adaptation of the book, leaving out all of the extraneous information that bogged the book down. Thoroughly enjoyable despite subtitles - can't wait to see the next two!
Not happy that is was all subtitles. Couldn't get through the movie because of it. I really wish that I had been warned that it was subtitles, I feel a bit ripped off because of it. :(
How good is this! Great acting
subtitled - couldn't watch it due to eye injury can't read. Didn't state that it was the foreign version with subtitles
Trust me if you do not like subtitles, don't bother with this movie. If you do however, I must say that for someone who hadn't read the book like me, the mystery and the story was unpredictable, thrilling, exciting. This movie had such reality in it! I watched it twice while I borrowed it. It's that good! :)
It has the kind of gritty reality that sets some European films apart from their American counterparts. The characters aren't too clean-cut or too good-looking. It has you on the edge of your seat.
Fantastic movie. Gripping and full of intrigue. Does the book and its late writer justice.
Pretty shallow film, saved somewhat by Noomi Rapace but generally wooden, unbelievable and boring.
OMG, this is an excellent murder mystery thriller but there are some scenes that I could not watch and got my husband to fast-forward through them, it is definitely NOT for the fainthearted! There are some truly sick, depraved characters in this movie, but those scenes are thankfully alleviated by a compelling murder mystery. I warmed to the main characters, both vastly different, who pair up both professionally, then personally. Lisbeth is a deeply traumatised and troubled character, a very tough chick with balls, who gradually appears more communicative and less scary-looking as her relationship with Mikael progresses through the movie.
Excellent movie. I have read all three in this trilogy and the film is an excellent adaptation of the book. My major problem witih the interpretation was reading the sub-titles! I was expecting a voice-over but instead I was reading the book all over again which detracted somewhat from the images.
Problem with disc it stopped it a few places.
Excellent. The only reservation is the degree of brutality shown otherwise I would give it a 5
Great Movie. You start off thinking, oh great, I have to read the subtext, but once you start watching, you just want to keep watching what happens next. The storyline was unique and left you unsure what was to happen next.
Fabulous movie and pretty faithful to the book. Can't believe all these people complaining about sub-titles. They need to get a life.
great movie not a fan of subtitles but glad i kept watching kept me guessing and intreged right up to the end
recommend even with subtitles
Loved the book - loved the movie
This was a fantastic movie though with the subtitles , I find it a tad difficult to keep up with watching the actors and reading the dialogue . but that's just me. the story was great and had kept me guessing till the last. the acting was incredible!!!!! Luuuvd it!
Great film. Multiple storylines, suspense, action, justice- all tied in at the end. Perhaps the very end takes it a little too far, but it did save us from the romantic hollywood ending we're all used to. Definately recommend this film!
A thriller that left you waiting to the last half hour to resolve the puzzle. Well acted. Only drawback was the subtiltles and the reference to the Jews-Nazis clash.
Definitely read the book. There was scads of stuff missed out and changed for the 'movie formula' which was a shame. Lisbeth was perfect but the other characters seemed a bit 'musty'.
I found the movie predisposes you have read the book. If you haven't read first the movie will leave you asking "What the ....."
enjoyed the movie, hated the subtitles
Wow, not a word of english spoken but a great movie with a fantastic story line - loved it, couldn't switch it off.
great movie even with sub titles it was very engrossing edge of seat stuff am looking forward to the 2 sequels
as good as the books, very entertaining, worth watching a second time
Just a little slow to start. Intriguing, and a little odd at times, but worth watching.
Read all the series of books, movie follows very closely to books and story line is very clear. Enjoyed the movie although would have preferred if it was in english as the subtitles sometimes got me side tracked to what was happening on the screen.
This movie was completly in subtitles. No mention of it on the details section of movie info. Very dissapointed. Subtitled movies should be listed as so. Didn't even watch the movie.
This is a great introduction to the series, however as a foreign fim there are subtitles.
A very intriguing mystery and a good cast. Really enjoyed it and didn't guess the ending. Now I have to read the book!
Fabulous. The millenium series are the best books I have read in years and the film reflects the book well.
Not bad. Wish it was in english but worth watching.
Did not realise the film was in subtitles so after 15 minutes that was enough. Very disappointing.
On the edge of my seat throughout, Looking forward to the other two in the trilogy.There are some rather sexually violent scenes, very necessary in understanding the plot. Not recommended for under 18 years in my opinion. I am never comfortable with subtitles but the dialogue is not the focus here. After 5 mins I was right into it.
great to watch movie after reading the book
Turned it off after 20 minutes didn't realise the movie was in swedish, couldn't handle the subtitles.
This movie was excellent but challenging to watch given the differing standards between movies in Europe and Australia. However I loved it
OK movie. did not realize that the movie was sub titled...
Top rate. Keeps you interested right from the start.
should be stated that it is forgien with subtitles, not impressed
I was so looking forward to seeing the movie as I loved the books but there was so much subtitle to read I couldn't watch the movie! Hope one day an English version will be made
I thought this movie just about had it all.
Enjoyed it - very interesting.
What a great movie, best I've seen for a long time. A real thriller. Thought the subtitles would be a pain, but as you get into the movie, they're not a problem.
Can't wait to see the other two in the trilogy.
Loved it. great story with an interesting twist. Despite the length of the movie it never dragged and held my attention throughout.
Some of the concepts didn't link together and I think this should be rated *R because of the sexual violence. Good performances, a movie that leaves you feeling a little drained.
After a slow start, this movie got going. Intriguing. If you're not good with subtitles throughout a whole movie then you may struggle a little.
A clever movie but one that stayed with me for quite a while. A number of disturbing, confronting scenes. definitely wouldn't see it again.
i could not see the whole movie as it stopped half way thru and i could not finish the dvd... all other dvd's have been good..
Great story. I enjoyed watching real people and real characters as opposed to often over polished Holywood stars.
have heard a lot about this, but i dont think it was that fantastic.
spew about the sub titles, have to keep reading rather than watching the movie
No problem with subtitles - however, did not enjoy the film. Was like another 'who dun it' but with an overdose of sexual violence.
Just finished watching it after having read the book a few days ago ( in 4 days ) - this is the way to go as the book explains a lot more. Excellent movie with just enough small variations from the book to keep you transfixed.Great mystery.
I didn't realise it was all in subtitles so Didn't enjoy couldn't even watch the whole movie. Sorry
very powerful message on woman with a mission par excellence!
An unputdownable book is a hard act to follow but I felt this movie did it as well as a necessarily condensed version could do. The violence was reasonably contained (especially when you know what to expect). and the casting was excellent.
This was a reasonable film for an adaption. The violence is pretty graphic so be pre warned!
I loved it from start to finish and just dropped it onto my queue again to watch it together with my husband.
Lisbeth is the most intense and thought provoking character I have seen on screen for ages!!!
Was very upset great movie but hate subtitles it takes away from the movie. Rate**
This movie is a gem. If you never ever watched subtitled movie before, try this, it just might convert you into avid foreign movie watcher. It is fascinating story, characters are so engaging you will find yourself caring so much you will be holding your breath and biting your nails. I know many people are waiting for american remake so I just pray and hope hollywood will not mess it up as they usually do. I also wish all these people grab and watch this movie instead.
excellent movie,held my attention from start to finish.would have preferred dialogue in english as from time to time had to backtrack to confirm what was said but still a really good movie.
loved it cant wait to see the other contined series, sub titles didnt bother me, did my husband but loved it
I started reading the original but haven't finished it when I watched the movie.The story itself is attractive not the acting. I had a higher expectation due to the media attention and the praises the movie has generated but I am disappointed. It prompted me to finish reading the original after watching the movie and I am even more disappointed after that.
Absolutely Brilliant movie but a pain in the bum to have to read subtitles. Subtitles detract from the visual feast but a brilliant plot.
Interesting plot but an unnecessarily graphic and frankly disturbing rape scene. What's with all the people who can't handle subtitles? Try switching from channel 9 to SBS for a few days, you'll get the hang of it.
Great story and fabulous acting...can't wait till I see the second of the trilogy
Very intriguing but hard to follow because of sub-titles. Still worth watching though.
Great movie well produced
Good movie, it does justice to the book and the actors are great.
The main character Mickael could do with a bit more personality. There was a lack of personality in portraying the main character. Lisbeth was great though! Great actor. really portrayed her character well.
All in all it was a great adaptation and very much like the book.
At last, a non-Hollywood movie that deserves all the hype. Extremely well cast and superbly scripted
Like Lantana the twist is there is no twist. No spoiler because that's not exactly true. Works more as a character study and goes in unexpected directions. Has enormous scope.
EXCELLENT MOVIE.PLENTY OF EVERYTHING SUBTITLES NO CONCERN.KEEPS YOU GOING THE WHOLE WAY.
Not a bad portrayal after reading the book. Lisbeth kicks ass. Still the movie not as good as the book........
This is one of the best movies I have watched in a long time. I have not read the book so did not know the story. It just kept rolling along like a hurricane with no hint of what to expect next. Definitely a 5.
amazing. so glad I did not wait for the english(hollywood) version, although I can not wait to see that too.
Another example of why foreign films are brilliant compared to the glossy hollywood films. Excellent Crime thriller.
The use of average yet interesting looking cast to tell the story instead of pretty people, helps make it feel more realistic than another money spinner from the USA.
Most exciting upbringing movie of the year..
it was so sensational.. i was cringing through the entire movie, its filled with so much suspense and the story line is so great.. its hard to watch in a different language but you get use to it. :)
What a refreshing sight to see a European crime thriller reach the big time. The film embodied a sense of realism, that in my mind no Hollywood blockbuster has yet of muster of late. The characters are truly believable and their interesting personal histories are released subtly throughout the film. The viewer is witness to the harsh fine grain reality of their lives throughout the cleverly unfolding plot. Not having read the book, it was a terrific watch.
Action good, but because was in foreign and had to keep reading script at bottom, turned me right off...was going to watch next sequel....but foreign just don't do it unless I can understand the language itself....we tried to work it out, think it was Danish or Swede??? well anyway, German it wasn't unless it was a dialect....
quality , even with the Sweden background , very confronting , very real , in its own class - the Hollywood one will be nothing like this , watch this first to avoid disappointment
Fantiastic! stayed fairly true to the book, as much as one can. Loved all of it. Be prepared though, if you didn't enjoy the book, best not to watch this.
Interesting murder investigating film good acting, A pity it was not in English
Very enjoyable movie that would appeal to both kids and adults! Great idea to do one in China
Better than I expected!! Really enjoyed it!
Loved the film and am now reading the book. Will look forward to the next two in the trilogy.
Probably a good movie but having to read subtitles made it almost impossible to view the screenplay. Unless you are a very fast reader don't bother.
Didn't realise the film was sub-titled.....tried to watch but it wasn't enjoyable having to read all the dialogue.....already read the book....
Amazing, loved it ... and followed the book very closely
Amazing, complex story filmed to showcase the depth of the its characters. Very graphic, ugly and confronting elements which shock in many ways. Strong actors make this a 'real' interpretation of the book. This film confirms why the author intended to name his work differently. Disturbing insights into the twisted minds of people who try to create their own twisted world. The two protagonists were excellently interpreted.
Unfortunately this film was in a scandanavian language with no english option. This made it difficult to concentrate on the film while trying to read subtitles.
Excellent. Much better than the second film (which I saw first). Intrigue, clever twists of plot, excellent characters: all good. I have not read the book, (or any of the trilogy) so cannot comment upon translation from page to screen, but as a film in its own right I enjoyed it.
A movie that does everything right; involving, intriguing and capturing the essence of the book. Obviously the story from the book is condensed and changed, but all the essentials are there. The only thing to criticise is the Australian scene: sheep in what looks like a Central Australian gorge? Doesn't happen. But it was probably filmed in Spain, as there's no mention of an Australian filming location.
An amazing and intriguing movie. I loved it. It is a movie that needs to be watched when you are not tired as concentration is required with the subtitles and pace of the movie. The acting is excellent. I can't wait to watch "The GIrl Who Played with Fire". A must see for those that love thrillers with sensational acting. A must see. Fantastic.
This is a great movie,a very clever mystery.The characters are very believable even if the story is extremly far fetched.Being sub titled can put people off but this one is worth it.
Yep a breath of fresh air from Europe so much needed to clear out the stale all American line up of BS.
My wife loved the book though neither i or her watched it. My son watched it and said that it was great and very enjoyable, he didnt mind that it wasnt in english as it was a refreashing change from the normal action packed murder mystrey american movies. He also said that it was a 5/5
Great movie. Enjoyed the pace and the tension. Lots of subtitles so the reading was full on but didn't take from the action. The only question I have is the Title. What is the significance of the dragon tattoo? So our heroine has one but she has a heap of other freaky talents and attachments!
Write up should definitely tell you that movies have subtitles, the movie preview didn't say it either.. Not a good one to watch when you are tired as they talk very fast..
Not a bad movie though, loved the book..
probably should have read the book first-a lot of it went over my head,and I couldn't figure out the ending! Didn't mind the subtitles at all!
When I started watching this movie and found out it was subtitled, I thought "great if I wanted to read this I would have got the book". But I stuck with it and it was really worth while and I'm glad I did. Really enjoyed it.
Not sure why people have so much trouble with subtitles..some of the best scenes are when you can hear the genuine emotion in the native tongue of the director easy enough to pick up the plot throughout..very dramatic movie with one hell of a twist at every turn right to the end..Great acting great story great drama and some very poignant if not disturbing scenes..ourstanding foreign filmaking at it's finest..Worth a look!!!
Loved the movie, can't wait for the Girl who played with fire.
Yes it's a murder mystery and has some violent sex scenes but it is an excellently crafted film. The film is not rushed, you don't even notice it's 147 mins, it just gets on with telling the story. Full of intriguing twists and turns. Great acting from what seem like down to earth people and not hollywood stars. I agree with other members' reviews about it being difficult to view and read subtitles, (thank goodness for the pause button). Like other members I can't wait for the other two films in the trilogy.
I was very glad I'd read the book as some of the plot lines were not very well explained. Still thought it was an excellent attempt at filming this amazingly popular thriller. Lisbeth Salander was subperbly well portrayed. Why is everyone so worried about subtitles?
i gave up on the movie as i hate movies with subtitles. only got about 30 mins in
Great movie! Breaths life back into crim fiction genre.
It’s a bit sad state when people can't enjoy a movie with subtitles. Is it really that hard to read and watch the TV at the same time?
Sorry to say the subtitles got the better of me - gave up about a 1/4 into the movie and sent it back. Luckily I had read the book beforehand, so I knew the outcome of the movie ... will wait until an English version is filmed then try watching again. Would be great to advise on the website that this is in subtitles, though, just as a warning to viewers.
Swedish film with subtitles. Good story line. Suspense filled drama. Very strong sex and rape scenes. I think it should be classified as R-Restricted for over 18.
Great movie - I really enjoyed this! Characters were well acted. I would recommend this movie to others.
not bad, a bit bizaare and a little difficult to follow - but worth a watch
found this movie quite unusual to start with then got better as it developed,quite liked it but must say it made you keep watching till the end.
This was an intriguing movie, but not for the faint-hearted. Some very gruesome and graphic parts to this movie. But loved the twists and turns in the storyline.
a classic...this series just gets better. now for the book!
What a great movie really enjoyed this one, it's worth the watch can't wait to watch the next one.
Well told story, can't wait for next episode
Even with the sub-titles, still a good movie.
This movie blew me away...was very intense and once I overcome the initial struggle with the subtitles it didn't bother me at all! Highly recommend, can't wait for the girl who played with fire!
Good movie. Not as good as the Book.
Fantastic movie, I had not read the book, but it did not change my rating.
Excellent story and very well produced. Great performances by the cast - especially Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace
wish we had known it was sub titled pain in the .... waste of a movie rental
I thought that in the beginning the subtitles would make it all the harder to watch and had little hope for the movie. Suprise! the movie got better and better, really adsobing me in to it
Fabulous movie. Loved it.
Was not ready for the explicitness. Intriguing movie though as the plot unfolded into an interwoven family drama.
The subtitles were a surprise, but didn't distract too much from the action. Excellent thriller - gritty but touching with the "victim" becoming the victor in the end!
I read the book - this film follows the story very well considering they have to fit so much in 2 hours. Well acted by well chosen actors for the lead parts.
The movie was excellent...very tense but nice to watch. GREAT movie!!!!
This movie blew my mind! I haven't read the book but I think this movie was terrifice. The subtitles helped me focus on the storyline. Some scenes were a bit disturbing but then I guess it made the movie very intense.
Great movie, alittle hardcore in parts, but a great movie.Bring on the next 2 .
Saw this at the movies. Subtitles, you have to watch & listen carefully but well worth the effort.Heavy sex scenes and violence, but acceptable in the context of the story which is excellent full of twists & turns. Sound acting and quality direction. Ist of a trilogy looking forward to the others.
A good action packed movie with an interesting plot that keep you engaged all th etime
I was disappointed the movie was in a foriegn language,I don't know if I was properly informed that there was sub-titles.We didn't end up watching the movie.
Perhaps we watched this a bit to close to completing the books, but some of the unnecessary variations in the story line grated, especially omitting the whole Berger/Blomqvist subplot. Michael Nygvist is just not charismatic enough for the role and Berger is not hot enough. Salander, however, was perfect and the movie was worth seeing for this riveting portrayal alone. And for the record, why get out a foreign film if you don't like subtitles?
Fantastic - true to the book although lots left out, but characters pretty accurate EXCEPT the Reporter, not the best choice. He is too floppy and doesn't show the dynanism of the book character.
Nevertheless, loved the girl, such spunk and independence, a great role model. Swedish men leave a lot to be desired ... good example .. the author of this trilogy died intestate and his partner of 30 years did not get a thing. All went to the father and brother who it seems contributed nothing and gained everything.
so very true to the book it was amazing most movies ruin books however this was truely amazing so the subtitles didnt matter!!
Bit annoying with subtitles but otherwise a very captivating movie. Some scenes are difficult to watch but makes it very believable.
Read the books first and was completely sucked in (still thinking of Lisbeth's character, what a tough cookie) and the movie did NOT disappoint. The actors are exactly as I pictured them, and the fact it was in Swedish made it all the more authentic to the original script. Love it and can't wait to see the next two installments, they can't get here quick enough. Only disappointment is that Stig Larrson died before he could see how fantastic his vision could be on screen...
I actually saw the sequel "The girl who played with fire" before I saw this one at an advanced screening, but as I saw them in the same week, it was pretty easy to compare them. This was the better movie for mine, with more tension building and a mor einteresting story line. I like how the Swedes (and most Eurpoean films) don't have your typical Hollywood types in the lead roles; it makes for more believable viewing. Lots going on in this to keep you busy working it out, good drama and very good acting.
Intriguing, intense and sometimes haunting and kept us captivated till the end. Remember it has subtitles. Not to be missed!
Was a brilliant, thrilling movie, with a compelling storyline
Read the book,saw it at the cinema & enjoyed it just as much again on DVD. Can't wait for the next installment.
A compelling movie with high production values. Despite its 2½ hour run time, this edge-of-your-seat thriller will leave you eager for the next installment of this trilogy. A must see movie.
great movie, even better than the book. Really enjoyed this one!
Utterly absorbing! This is a fantastic film. All the better for being shot in Sweden. Noomi Rapace is exactly as I pictured Lisbeth Salander although they have toned her down a bit. This is a rare thing - a film that is better than the book. Roll on books 2 and 3.
Fantastic film and great acting. The subtitles didn't put me off at all as I was so engrossed in the story. Very graphic but needed to be to get the full story across. Highly recommended but keep the kids away!
Very good movie! So suspensfull! Great cast! A Must watch. Also looking forward to the sequel.
A must see..! even if some scenes are a bit hard to watch.
Very good, and very true to the book. I'll look forward to the next film in the trilogy.