The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

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The third film based on the best-selling Millenium book trilogy by Stieg Larsson (after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire). More

Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace returns as the pierced and tattooed computer hacker) lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. She will plot revenge against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life.

The Girl Who Played with Fire director, Daniel Alfredson, completes the trilogy.

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2009Rating: R16, contains violence, sexual violence, offensive language & content that may disturb148 minsSweden, Denmark, GermanySwedish with English subtitles
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

Benefits from edge-of-your-seat pacing despite a conspicuous lack of action.

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Total Film

Total Film

Though talky and static in places, Nest satisfyingly wraps up an engrossing triptych, setting the bar high for David Fincher’s imminent remake(s). As ever, Rapace is ace.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Alfredson directed the second movie as well, and his work is again essentially functional, limited to clumsy action sequences and television-ready conversations. He doesn't prettify the violence in either movie, which might be unintentional but makes them feel more honest than the first did.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a brisk conspiracy thriller about the moral deformations wrought by Sweden's neutrality during the second world war and the cold war, and the role of leftwing journalists to bring out the truth from a labyrinth of national intrigue.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

So what has happened is that this uptight, ferocious, little gamin Lisbeth has won our hearts, and we care about these stories and think there had better be more.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Part III of bestselling trilogy leaves you wanting less.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Rapace moves through the escalating exposure with a series of subtle shifts that are both painful and exquisite to watch. The actress can make eye contact seem like salt in an open wound.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The movie features a great finish, where three movies' worth of subplots and characters dovetail into a breathtaking climax and final confrontation that is positively soul satisfying.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A pick-up after the second film, if not as assured as the first. Rapace sets a high watermark for Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s remakes.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

Lisbeth Salander rides again

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest | Release Details

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon Rentals.