Box Office - 12/13/2011
"The opening credits are a gorgeous music video made for a darkened theater: black liquid drips into morphing shapes, flowers and faces emerge, scream or fuse or kiss or contort or shatter."
Hollywood Reporter - 12/13/2011
"This fastidious, technically stellar Hollywood telling of one of the great literary sensations of recent times is highlighted by a bewitching performance from Rooney Mara."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/19/2011 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Zaillian's script comes down to a series of fraught scenes between his leads and a distinctive gallery of supporting characters, given weight by Stellan Skarsgard , Robin Wright and the iconic London actor Steven Berkoff."
Movieline - 12/20/2011
"[I]t succeeds as a sharp piece of entertainment craftsmanship. The ripples of pleasure and dread it generates are nearly indistinguishable."
A.V. Club - 12/20/2011
"[T]he film hits a nice groove in the interplay between Craig and Mara, together and apart, and Fincher displays his usual mastery at explicating the finer points of an investigation." -- Grade: B+
Rolling Stone - 01/19/2012
"Mara is astonishing as Lisbeth Salander....Fincher's GIRL is elegantly austere..."
Sight and Sound - 02/01/2012
"This is a finely honed genre thriller, but it also continues Fincher's preoccupation with the persistence of age-old urges in the modern world."
Total Film - 04/01/2012 4 stars out of 5 -- "GIRL is a controlled, mesmerising, beautiful thriller scarred by scenes of unshakeable brutality and breathless tension."
A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) 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 in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) 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 they 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.