Tony Toscano Reviews The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Updated: 1/09/2012 5:35 pm | Published: 1/09/2012 5:35 pm
A taught and brutal thriller, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” focuses on a 40-year case involving a young woman’s disappearance.
Director David Fincher uses the characters like chess pieces moving each one with the care and precision of a grand master until every move is realized.
Both Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara work remarkably well together. Their performances are almost effortless, as they are insightful.
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” does have its faults. I found the brutal nature of some of the scenes very uneasy, making me think the film should have garnered an NC-17 rather than the R which it is rated.
The film gets a B+
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