A discredited journalist (Daniel Craig) and a mysterious computer hacker discover that even the wealthiest families have skeletons in their closets while working to solve the mystery of a 40-year-old murder in this David Fincher-directed remake of the 2009 Swedish thriller of the same name. Inspired by late author Stieg Larsson's successful trilogy of books, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gets under way as the two leads (Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara) are briefed in the disappearance of Harriet Vanger, whose uncle suspects she may have been killed by a member of their own family. The deeper they dig for the truth, however, the greater the risk of being buried alive by members of the family, who will go to great lengths to keep their secrets tightly sealed.~Jason Buchanan
I recently brought The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starring Daniel Craig & I do not have any regrets at all... Daniel Craig is an excellent actor & has a known history of starring in ACTION packed movies besides being James Bond such as Defiance, Cowboys & Aliens and The Road to Perdition just to name a few... I highly recommend this movie to family, friends, business associates as well as those reading this review... The only thing that I regret the absence of BestBuy's "Upgrade & Save" Program because I would have purchased a few more Blu Ray copies for family & friends...
Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) accepts an invitation to surreptitiously investigate a forty year old unsolved murder on behalf of the victim's uncle, Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer). Meanwhile, tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), hired to investigate Blomkvist, discovers the truth behind the conspiracy that led to his fall from grace. Thrown together by fate, the unlikely duo uncovers a secret history of murder and sexual abuse festering beneath the veneer of Sweden's industrial past, all the while drawing closer to a quiet evil waiting to engulf them both.
An investigation where there are no clues left to find, little if any cooperation from those around you, any of whom could be the killer you are looking for. What’s the plan? Is there one?
Mikael Blomkvist (played by Daniel Craig) is co-owner and writer for Millennium magazine and has recently suffered a professional setback that could bankrupt him and his publication. An unscrupulous man with alleged criminal dealings has won a libel suit that might end his career. Soon after, however, Henrik Vanger (played by Christopher Plummer) makes him an offer. Find out who is responsible for the disappearance and likely death of his niece Harriet 40 years earlier. He also believes that whoever’s responsible is a member of his family. The family that lives on the same large estate they did during the disappearance and somehow manage to avoid speaking to each other. Blomkvist is promised a substantial salary in addition to evidence that will bring about the demise of the man who brought the libel suit against him. When he asks if he might employ a research assistant, Vanger’s (Plummer’s) lawyer recommends the woman who did the background check on Blomkvist before they hired him. A troubled loner with a peculiar appearance by the name of Lisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara).
Now I have no doubt that the books on which this film and its 2009 Swedish language predecessor were based on are better than the movie. Not because I’ve read them. In actuality, I haven’t read a book since high school. But since people who do read the books first ALWAYS say that the book is better, than it must be the case. It couldn’t possibly be an effort on their part to sound and feel superior. Putting that aside, Craig as Blomkvist was a surprisingly wise choice and Plummer, along with others, make for an intriguing, albeit despicable Vanger family. But the real star is Rooney Mara as the brilliant, beautiful, and unstable Lisbeth. Despite a few small roles in other films and guest appearances in numerous television series, Mara’s most recognized for her performance in The Social Network. That role was child’s play compared to Lisbeth. This is truly a breakout performance that, one would hope, could bring a slew of bigger roles and a long successful career.
This review is from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fincher’s Underrated Masterpiece!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
I love this movie and hate that it didn’t get the attention it deserved at the box office. Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig are great as the film’s leads and the story is a tight thriller from director David Fincher. Like “Se7en” and “Zodiac” before it, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” should be remembered as the amazing film that it is! If you haven’t seen it, pick it up now and enjoy! You won’t regret it!