The Swedish version of the film came out nearly two years ago and was an instant hit in Europe, America and Canada. Though critics might say that The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is not as good as the original, it still manages to hold its own.
Script by Steven Zaillian is compelling as it captures perfectly all minute change of emotions in the character. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo provides uncommon thrills and bouts of emotions.
Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), publisher of a Swedish investigative magazine, Millennium, is disgraced and bankrupt after losing a libel case brought in by a crooked tycoon (Ulf Friberg). He picks up a job offered by industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer), who not only offers him good money, but also gives him the chance to take revenge against the tycoon.
Blomkvist was earlier told that he had to write Vanger's memoir, but soon he realises that he has been hired to solve the four-decade-old disappearance of Vanger's teenage niece (Lisbeth Salander).
Fincher makes sure that the suspense builds with every sequence as Bloomkvist and his young co-worker dig deeper into the disappearance.
Ronney Mara as Lisbeth Salander is outstanding. Mara has gotten deep into the character, and has carved herself a niche in Hollywood cinema. Don't be surprised if Ronney Mara becomes an international star within months! Daniel Craig is brilliant and so is Christopher Plummer.
On the whole, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo should not be missed! The film has all the potential to become a worldwide hit.
Director: David Fincher
Producer: Scott Rudin, Ole Sondberg, Soren Staermose, Ceán Chaffin, Steven Zaillian, Mikael Wallen and Anni Fernandez
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorik van Wageningen