Director: David Fincher
Genre: Thriller/ Drama
Runtime: 156 minutes
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Embeth Davidtz, Joely Richardson, Christopher Plummer
Description: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), a young computer hacker.
Review: The choice for David Fincher as director for the first American part of the Millennium trilogy is surprising. Not alone was there an excellent Swedish version of the book, but with a huge project like this Fincher could easily be upstaged. “The Girl with the Dragon tattoo” is a good Fincher film: loyal to the book, the well known dark tones, controversy and memorable lead performances by Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig.
The film is long, but the pacing is very high. Praise goes to cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, who often works with Fincher. But like the book, the story goes on a bit too long, which makes you lose focus at the end. The connection between Lisbeth and Mikael is strong, thanks to fantastic performances by Daniel Craig and especially Roony Mara. It’s a tough role to play, but she does it perfectly.
With minor critics, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a very good thriller.
Rating: 3,5 / 5