Noomi Rapace, in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Dir. Niels Arden Oplev
(2010, Not Rated, 152 min)
★ ★ ★

Perhaps because I know Sweden mostly as the home of Ingmar Bergman and Let the Right One In, I was expecting something different from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It shapes up as an old-fashioned Agatha Christie-style mystery about two dogged, mismatched detectives going through a cold case to uncover hidden family secrets and a killer still on the loose; but for the graphic sexuality and macabre violence it would be at home on Masterpiece Theater. At first I was disappointed at its conventional nature, but then I went with the flow. I like Masterpiece Theater Read the rest of my review at