The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 2011. USA. Directed by David Fincher. DCP. 168 min.
Rooney Mara’s Lisbeth Salander is the white-hot, black-clad center of David Fincher’s meticulous adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best seller. Daniel Craig provides a bookish counterbalance to Salander’s avenging punk hacker as the two investigate the decades-old disappearance of a young woman that uncovers generations of misdeeds in a wealthy Swedish family. The traditional gender roles of hero and victim are uniquely inverted in the story, and Craig’s generosity as an actor is on full display.