The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire

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The sequel to the fantastic The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, based on the second novel of Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson’s best-selling trilogy.

Lisbeth Salander (again played by Noomi Rapace) is a wanted woman. Two Millennium magazine journalists about to expose the truth about the sex trade in Sweden are brutally murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. She returns to Sweden, after a year abroad, with the authorities after her. Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), editor-in-chief of Millennium, will not believe what he hears on the news. Knowing Salander to be fierce when fearful, he is desperate to get to her before the police, and before she is cornered.

2010Rating: R16, contains violence, sexual violence, offensive language and content that may disturb129 minsSweden, Germany, DenmarkSwedish, Italian, French with English subtitles
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The Girl Who Played With Fire | Reviews

Variety

Variety

This subpar Nordic crimer, leaves ample room for improvement for the inevitable U.S. remake.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

While The Girl Who Played With Fire is pacier and more of a blockbuster than The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you may end up feeling that the best is yet to come in the third and final outing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Ms. Rapace, tiny and agile, her steely rage showing now and then the tiniest crack of vulnerability, belongs to another dimension altogether. She makes this movie good enough, but also makes you wish it were much better.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Relentless suspense allows The Girl Who Played With Fire to hold you in a viselike grip. But it’s the performances of Nyqvist and especially Rapace that keep you coming back for more.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The Girl Who Played With Fire is very good, but a step down from “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” if only because that film and its casting were so fresh and unexpected.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Though the thriller is in the hands of a different filmmaking team this time led by Swedish director Daniel Alfredson and screenwriter Jonas Frykberg, they've kept the searing intelligence and ruthless bent.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Noir never has been this dark.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

A lot happens in two hours but we're left wondering what the point of it all is, especially for those who haven't read the books; there's nothing to hang on to here. With a confusing plot full of holes and only cardboard characters to watch, there's no intrigue, no suspense and certainly no love lost. The girl may play with fire, but she has sadly lost her spark.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire | Release Details

The Girl Who Played With Fire is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon Rentals and Academy On Demand.