The Girl in the Spider's Web

The Girl in the Spider's Web

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The Girl in the Spider's Web

Golden Globe winner Claire Foy (The Crown) is Lisbeth Salander in this reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo from the director of Don't Breathe. Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs McEnroe) co-stars as journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

Fired from the National Security Agency, Frans Balder (Stephen Merchant) recruits hacker Lisbeth Salander to steal FireWall, a computer program that can access codes for nuclear weapons worldwide. The download soon draws attention from an NSA agent who traces the activity to Stockholm. Further problems arise when Russian thugs take Lisbeth's laptop and kidnap a math whiz who can make FireWall work. Now, Lisbeth and an unlikely ally must race against time to save the boy and recover the codes to avert disaster.

2018Rating: R16, Violence, cruelty & content that may disturb115 minsUK, Germany, Sweden, Canada, USA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

It was probably inevitable that Hollywood would neuter the best elements of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" franchise, but did the producers really need to shift it into a commonplace cross between a superhero flick and James Bond?

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The Times

The Times

press

Here [Foy] perfectly captures Salander's monosyllabic repression, as well as the no-nonsense physicality, trusty Taser by her side.

4.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's a slick competency on show. It's watchable enough but let down by a strange lack of interest in presenting Salander as anything but an engine to propel a plot.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I honestly believe The Girl and the Flogged Horse would have been a more appropriate title.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Claire Foy proves to be a perfectly respectable Lisbeth Salander, but like "Spider's Web" itself, the elaborate effort put forth hardly seems worth it.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

There's likely enough well-executed action to pull audiences in for the ride, but not much else to make it memorable.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It is edgy and action-packed, and Alvarez' direction keeps the tension high through a slew of ever-more-improbable threats to Lisbeth and her allies.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...relentlessly mediocre...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An often effective reboot, this does everything you'd expect, but that's a real shame. Lisbeth might be a nomad, but she doesn't feel at home here.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It was probably inevitable that Hollywood would neuter the best elements of Stieg Larsson's "Millennium" franchise, but did the producers really need to shift it into a commonplace cross between a superhero flick and James Bond?

0
The Times

The Times

press

Here [Foy] perfectly captures Salander's monosyllabic repression, as well as the no-nonsense physicality, trusty Taser by her side.

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There's a slick competency on show. It's watchable enough but let down by a strange lack of interest in presenting Salander as anything but an engine to propel a plot.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

I honestly believe The Girl and the Flogged Horse would have been a more appropriate title.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Claire Foy proves to be a perfectly respectable Lisbeth Salander, but like "Spider's Web" itself, the elaborate effort put forth hardly seems worth it.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

There's likely enough well-executed action to pull audiences in for the ride, but not much else to make it memorable.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It is edgy and action-packed, and Alvarez' direction keeps the tension high through a slew of ever-more-improbable threats to Lisbeth and her allies.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...relentlessly mediocre...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An often effective reboot, this does everything you'd expect, but that's a real shame. Lisbeth might be a nomad, but she doesn't feel at home here.

3.0
0