The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire
The second in the Swedish smash hit series is a bit of a step down from the first. As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name. The film is not quite as full of graphic sex and violence as the first, but still has a good dose of both. In Swedish with English subtitles.

128 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Thriller, On the art circuit

Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.

These people never learn.
These people never learn.


Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Michalis Koutsogiannakis
Daniel Alfredson
ScreenplayJonas Frykberg, from the novel by Stieg Larsson
MusicJacob Groth
CinematographyPeter Mokrosinski
EditingMattias Morheden
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2009
Produced byNordisk Film, SVT, Yellow Bird Films, ZDF Enterprises, ZDF

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageModerate to strong in context, impactful, occasional
NudityNo genitalia but strong in sexual context
SexStrong with nudity, explicit, occasional
ViolenceFairly frequent, strong, bloody, gory, explicit, brief rape scene
Drug abuseMild alcohol and tobacco
CommentsComplex and mature themes addressed.Plenty of strong threat, menace and suspense.
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconTatoo girl has Hollywood talking
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
Cape Times
Jane Mayne quote iconSullen Salander plays with fire
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Girl Who Played With Fire is very good, but a step down from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, if only because that film and its casting were so fresh and unexpected.
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconInertia sets in even before the first hour is through and Alfredson’s plodding treatment exacerbates the weaknesses in the novel’s grisly but ludicrous finale.
35 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
139 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconNoomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist remain extraordinarily well-suited to their roles, but the second installment in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy doesn't pack quite as much punch as the first.

What the People say

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