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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


Dec 20, 2011

Latest Home Video

Mar 20, 2012

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David Fincher


Daniel Craig
Rooney Mara
CHristopher Plummer
Stellan SkarsgÄrd


2011 Sony Pictures Entertainment

Still shot from the movie: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer) lost his wife forty years ago. Unable in all that time to uncover the facts in what he suspects is a murder, he brings journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) into the investigation. The reporter in turn enlists the help of an unconventional research assistant/computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara).

Content Details

Why Is The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Rated R?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rated R for brutal violent content including rape and torture, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, and language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Brief explicit violence.

- Sexual violence (including buttock nudity and disturbing detail).

- Hand-to-hand and weapons violence.

- Explicit torture.

- Detailed disturbing scenes.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detailed wounds and blood.

Sexual Content:

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity, with breast, buttock, and brief female frontal nudity (some detail shown).

- Infrequent breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Nudity shown in torture and violent situations.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Sexual innuendo and references.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Fondling.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context

- Infrequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Frequent tobacco use.

Extra info about this movie

You can find Stieg Larsson’s books (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) at your local library or bookstore.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Daniel Craig searches out other criminals in his character of James Bond in the movies Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace. Rooney Mara can also be seen in The Social Network. And Christopher Plummer’s extensive resume includes Up (voice only), The Lake House and The Sound of Music.

Canadian Movie Ratings

18A Sexual Violence.
AB 18A Sexual Violence, Brutal Violence.
MB 18A Sexual Violence, Disturbing Content, Tobacco Use/Promotion.
ON 18A Sexual Violence, Disturbing Content.
QC 13+ Violence, Eroticism.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A

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Details on home video releases of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo...

The GIrl With The Dragon Tattoo releases to home video on March 20, 2012.

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JonEGraves says: Dec. 25, 2011

This movie should be rated NC17 at the very least. There is an explicit rape scene, which is hard to recover from, two scenes with sex and nudity, implied oral sex, and a revenge torture scene. No one under 18 should be allowed to see this film.

bumsrush says: Jan. 05, 2012

This movie should be rated MB for its male-bashing, sexist content. says: Jan. 08, 2012

The anal rape scene of the young girl and subsequent torture scenes were very explicit and should not be viewed by teens under age 18 years.  The rating for this movie is very inappropriate at the “R” level.  I will no longer use or trust the MPAA rating system.

James M says: Jan. 25, 2012

I will now use this site and never trust the MPAA again because of this film either.  My wife and I walked out of the theater during the rape scene. An R rating was not sufficient in describing the kind of content portrayed in the film.

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