Today I review yet another film that has already been released and that film is the Americanised version of the Swedish film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is about a recently disgraced journalist and a hacker hired to investigate a 40 year old unsolved mystery of how a 16 year old girl suddenly disappeared. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is directed by David Fincher and stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Christopher Plummer and Stellan Skarsgård.
There are a lot of positives to this film, which include: a fantastic story, great story progression, brilliant acting, I was attached to the characters, there is a brilliantly sustained tone, the film is really tense and the story is very intriguing. You know a crime thriller is good when it sucks you in making you work out all the facts and then still surprising you with twists and turns, this film does this and does it expertly; this is helped by the tone of the film which is constant and dark and sustained by the disturbing scenes and imagery in the film. Another good thing about the film is how complex it is as there are many story lines going on at once but it is not so complex that it lost me I was hooked for the entire film, because of the messed up things that happen it makes you feel more attached to the characters and I felt for them when things went wrong (which if you read my reviews you know it is rare when I say that). All of this is built on the brilliant directing and fantastic acting as everyone is cast perfectly especially Rooney Mara. On the side of negatives I can't really think of any, this film is just brilliant in my eyes.
Overall I think this is a fantastic film which I am hoping the sequel gets out of development hell and finally released, so if you couldn't have guessed taking everything into consideration I rate this film:
PS: I have seen this before and also the Swedish version (the sequels as well) and I can honestly say I think the American version is better and I think this is one of David Fincher's best films, even though I still love the Swedish versions.