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The Girl In The Spider's Web

6.11 h 55 min2018X-RayHDRUHD15
Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Fede Alvarez
Claire FoySverrir GudnasonLakeith Stanfield
English [CC]
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Sylvia HoeksStephen MerchantClaes BangChristopher ConveryVicky Krieps
Scott RudinEli BushOle SøndbergSøren StærmoseBerna LevinAmy PascalElizabeth Cantillon
Columbia Pictures
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4.3 out of 5 stars

2117 global ratings

  1. 61% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 5% of reviews have 1 stars
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MojoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 April 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just bad & ultimately never needed to be made
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Awful film, other than the continued attempt by Hollywood to keep remaking iconic movies that do not require to be re-made, there was no need EVER for this film to be bank rolled! Apparently we are all supposed to completely forget the fantastic characters, actors & plot etc of the original trilogy, and even if you haven't seen the Noomie Rapace original Scandi films, you must have seen the Daniel Craig & Rooney Mara re-make and if you've seen any of those why waste your time on this shocker. Clare Foy absolutely horribly miscast as Lisbeth Salander in so many ways it hurts. To be honest, the whole thing is just a shocking insult to the intelligence of the audience. Any plus points? Some nice photography of snow covered Swedish forrest's & a cool little stunt involving Clare Foy crossing an icy lake on her Ducati.....& that's the only highlight! If you do feel like suffering this rubbish out of pure interest, save your money & wait until it is at least free on Prime!
20 people found this helpful
BebsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 March 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Oh What!
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I waited a long time to receive this film because I am a great fan of Stig Larrson's 'Girl' trilogy. As far as I am aware, he didn't write this particular story and I am sure he is turning in his grave. Don't know about anyone else but I found it incomprehensible, very disjointed and a total waste of the money it must have taken to produce it. I certainly wasted my money. Utter rubbish. What a great shame - Clare Foy is such a good actress. It doesn't do her justice and the only good thing I can say is that thank god Stig Larrson's name is not attached to it. I am reluctant to give it even one star but since I can't submit without it I have to do just that.
17 people found this helpful
rbmusicman/and/movie-fan'Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
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In an attempt to keep the popular character hacker/vigilante Lisbeth Salander going,(and why not?) the film sees Claire Foy take on the memorable Noomi Rapace role, with some credibility I might add.
Though I like many did follow and enjoy the Stieg Larsson. Girl with a Dragon Tatoo trilogy, this, a spin-off is although probably a one-off a pretty good action thriller.
We see Lisbeth persuaded to try and retrieve the Firefall programme that accesses the World's nuclear codes.
A program too dangerous to exist...
Her efforts are picked up by mercenaries who try to eliminate Lisbeth.
With danger looming, Lisbeth turns to friends for help including former lover Mikael Blomkvist (Sverrir Gudnason)
However, the chase to get the programme becomes more intense bringing back memories of a tortured childhood for Lisbeth when she realises that an associate of her late father is involved and indeed her long lost sister she'd left behind so many years ago in the abusive environment.
Lisbeth will need more help infiltrating the crime syndicate known as 'The Spiders' she calls in additional help from friend Plague (Tomas Köhler) a talented computer hacker she'd used before.
Danger awaits Lisbeth.
Plenty of good action sequences, maybe not the equal of the Dragon Tattoo series but in my view better than many suggest.
Worthy of a spin.
8 people found this helpful
R. M. MaccormackReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 March 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
OK if you haven't read the book
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The film would be ok if you hadn't read the book. Deviates a lot from book locations for scenes. No institution from which Lisbeth Salander rescues August in a hijacked car, taking a bullet in the process. Where is Erica's summer home and the battle that ensues? where is the scene that shows Mikael Blomkvist being seduced by Camilla Salander? I think the book locations, brought to life on screen would have made a better and more suspenseful movie.
12 people found this helpful
Claire, CornwallReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 March 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Very disappointing
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What a shame! They should have finished with the last book/film that was from the original author. And if there’s one thing I can’t bear it’s when producers/script writers deviate from the original backstory. Do they think we’ve gone senile and forgotten the first film/book. Very, very disappointing.
15 people found this helpful
BobHReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
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I note from reading other reviews that there’s one group who loved the Millennium Trilogy (books and/or films) and dismissed this film as near rubbish: and the group who ignore the original and welcome this film as a dynamic action entertainment.

Look at my title I hope you’ll see why I use it: it came when I was re-watching the last sequences of ‘Gangs of New York’ In the horrors of the crushing of mob violence ,Amsterdam Vallon is helpless, bewildered from the lightning attacks by Bill the Butcher sheltered bin the mist of the battlefield. I felt just as misoriented as I struggled through ‘The Girl in the Spider Web’. I enjoyed the mayhem, the frantic car chases and the sudden appearance / disappearance of danger. This wasn’t helped by familiar names from the original Trilogy being thrown in with scarce attention to their activities in that masterpiece. Having read the harsh treatment of the book sequels, concocted from notes left by Stieg Larsson, I didn’t extend my reading experience – remembering disappointment with the efforts of those ‘completing’ Dickens and Austin. The problem is that a novel is confined to the brain of its author: to ‘tamper’ with it is to ‘paddle’ like some psychiatrists. There’s a better chance with short stories as the original is more limited & focused.

This film is part of that genre focusing on the treadmill of SUSPENSE – ACTION – CARNAGE – JUDGEMENT – SUSPENSE which seems to satisfy the attention of many in this bustling modern world with experiences and equipment in a constant state of metamorphosis. So I enjoyed the thrills (and the efforts securing such effects) but was frustrated by the rags of storyline and characterisation.

I have awarded ‘The Girl in the Spider Web’ a GENEROUS 4 stars.
D. CrossReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 January 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointing sequel
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As a follow up to Steig Larsson's Triology this is bitterly disappointing in every aspect. The characters held no resemblance to those of previous films and the storyline felt disconnected & wasn't as intriguing as the previous ones.
As a stand alone film it is not bad but for those curious and eager to get more of Lisbeth Salander, quite simply, don't bother. Am only glad this set me back less than £2!
2 people found this helpful
A. W. WilsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 March 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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As a rule I don't review DVDs that have hundreds of reviews already - Mine will be buried, but sometimes, like "Tomb Raider" I want to make a few points. First...The DBVD is excellent quality of course, anamorphic (bars top and bottom), clear good colour and sound, and optional subtitles. Why only TWO stars. Because, for me, this was a real disapointment. The blame as far as I am concerned is down to an awful script, hysterical direction, and the miscasting of Clare Foy. She is a fine actress with the right script, but she doesn't have that here. Also, and this is not her fault, I can't get the splendid Noomi Rapace out of my head (I couldn't with Mara either). There are way too many fantastic, unbelievable plot coincidenses that just make no logical sense, (are computers really that good????) and a lot of the action is filmed in the dark. I don't think anyone cracks the slightest smile, not that necessarily is vital to a plot, but it made the film dour and the characters unlikeable. I haven't read the book so can't compare, but I bet it is better than the script for this very disapointing film.
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