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Flickan som lekte med elden

Daniel Alfredson Sweden, 2009

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Girl Who Played with Fire

Stieg Larsson’s second novel in his Millennium trilogy is an improvement on the first, but unfortunately this adaptation is just as tepid as the first film. It’s a stylish effort, with a strong central performance by Noomi Rapace and some nice slick cinematography by Peter Mokrosinski, but the plot is muddled and the characters underworked. Watchable, but like the first film in the series, nothing special.