When a young computer hacker (Rooney Mara) is tasked with investigating a prying journalist (Daniel Craig), their separate missions become entangled amid a decades-old conspiracy. David Fincher directs this English adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel.
I didn’t read the novel or see the 2009 foreign film with English subtitles. All I know is what I saw in this movie. It is a long movie. It is 2 hours and 38 minutes long. When a movie is this long I expect it to be spectacular, I expect Spartacus. This was not Spartacus.
The acting was fine. I enjoyed the location shots and the story line interested me enough to watch all of it. There is a disturbing rape scene and other scenes of graphic violence. Some things are left better for the imagination.
I knew going in this was not the “feel good movie of the year” but the ending bothered me. My biggest complaint is the length of the movie.
I am giving this one 2.8 stars. It is not a bad movie but just too long for my liking.
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All the best,
The Film Movie Critic