Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally -- tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander.
Won: Best Achievement in Film Editing, 2012 Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Mara), 2012 Academy Awards; Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures, 2012 DGA Awards
This is an ingenious and engrossing work of pop cinema. -- Andrew O'Hehir, SALON.COM