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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).
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.
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.
- 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.
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and cursing.
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
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.