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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Third in a trio of films inspired by Swedish author Stieg Larsson's "Millennium Trilogy," this thriller follows feisty computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) as she finds herself hospitalized, suspected of murder and targeted for death by thugs. Meanwhile, Lisbeth's journalist pal, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), crusades to prove her innocence. Daniel Alfredson directs this film that also stars Lena Endre and Jacob Ericksson.
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It's only our investment in these fascinating characters and in wholly unraveling the mystery of Lisbeth Salander's awful past that keep it compelling.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel  full review
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is too akin to the tidying up of a television-series finale - albeit a very classy franchise with fine characters and able performances.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
 
If you haven't seen the first two films, do so and then see this one. If you have seen them, chances are you're already in the ticket line. Hornet's Nest has such a sweet sting.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
Much of the problem can be traced to the villains of the piece: The snakes in the establishment are a bunch of really old white guys. Now this may be true to life, but it's hell on drama.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail  full review
 
One of the knottiest, talkiest tangles of celluloid to roll into theaters this year.
Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle  full review
 
Feels like the concluding chapter it is, with neatly tied loose ends and closing remarks, though it unfolds as something of a secular passion play.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times  full review
 
An overgenerous helping of recapitulation, a long procedural that's more about Lisbeth's persecutors and protectors than about her.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal  full review
 
Expunging the clich├ęs, coincidences, flat dialogue and dull exposition will present a challenge for director David Fincher as he begins to remake the films in Hollywood.
Kyle Smith, New York Post  full review
 
The final, deeply satisfying conclusion to the trilogy of Swedish thrillers based on Stieg Larsson's bestselling novels.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post  full review
 
An extremely satisfying ending to the story of Lisbeth Salander, the tough Swedish cyber punk that actress Noomi Rapace has turned into an iconic New Age heroine.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
It always is a challenge to convert a dense novel to the screen, but Hornet's Nest starts so slowly that it has a lot to overcome when it finally reveals some surprises in the last third of the film.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
 
Hornet's Nest is talky but indisputably terrific, and it ends in a dazzling display of courtroom fireworks. Rapace is hot stuff in any language. Oscar, take heed.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone  full review
 
The film huffs and wheezes under the strain of its narrative baggage.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune  full review
 
Anyone who has read Larsson's novels will be sympathetic to filmmakers trying to pare down and distill these books.
Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News  full review
 
A rousing, grueling, almost operatically scaled finale to the series.
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com  full review
 
As superb as the Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has been up to this point, there's nothing she can do to bring craft or excitement to the act of texting.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe  full review
 
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest comes close to self-parody at times ... [but] the final chapter has its satisfying turns.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer  full review
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