'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Reviews Say Movie Will Turn Us Into Addicts

'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' ReviewsRooney Mara as Lisbeth SalanderIt feels like we've been waiting forever for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to come out in theaters. Today it's finally here! Directed by David Fincher, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in a three-part adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy.

The movie follows Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist as they dig through a family's secrets looking for a missing person. Sounds scandalous! But what do the critics think?

Check out The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo reviews here:

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Wesley Morris, Boston Globe:

I don’t think I’ve seen an actor do more with deadpan expressions than Mara does in this movie. Her face doesn’t move but, whether she’s tasing a man or standing in front of a mirror watching a cigarette dangle from her mouth, we respond to her.

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune:

It's done in a way designed to elicit a Wow. Cool. Dragon Tattoo knows precisely how to achieve its look, rhythm, sound, and spirit. It's extremely well made by a genuine and reliable talent.

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News:

Mara keeps us entranced even when we want to look away.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:

I realize most people will be seeing the story for the first time with this version. Because it worked for me, I suspect it will work better for them, because everything will be new.

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly:

[David Fincher] has made The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo into an electrifying movie by turning the audience into addicts of the forbidden, looking for the sick and twisted things we can't see.

I'm one of those girls that loves reading the books behind the movie before heading to the theater. Sounds like I've got some reading to do! Check out The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trailer here:

Are you excited to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?

 

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