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The Girl in the Spider's Web Reviews

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November 19, 2018
Everything feels very much like an unexceptional B-side to a far superior A-side
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 19, 2018
Fans of Larsson's original will miss Lisbeth's spiky complexity and social conscience... Those happy enough to find a female-led action movie will just hang on for the ride.
November 17, 2018
Apart from a couple of minor continuity fibs, the filmmakers do a solid job of emulating a Hollywood thriller, down to the scrambled hand held camera work - which sometimes fails to provide clear information.
November 17, 2018
The story's dark psychological heart plays second fiddle to the action - to the film's detriment.
November 15, 2018
In The Girl in the Spider's Web... what is great about the casting is the unexpected role of Lisbeth Salander as delivered by Claire Foy. This was a genius move on the part of [director Fede] Álvarez, and is what makes the film worth watching.
November 15, 2018
Alvarez doesn't let us linger to make sense of it all; he keeps the action set-pieces coming, and if we're never fully engaged, at least we're never bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2018
Director Fede Alvarez delivers a competent film with The Girl In the Spider's Web, and if that sounds like underwhelming praise, well, that's intentional.
November 13, 2018
With good management of that personal will called "suspension of disbelief", The Girl in the Spider's Web is an enjoyable action film and, so, we can value the prized work of [director] Fede Alvarez. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2018
The director turns Lisbeth into the perfect female replicant of James Bond; half secret agent and half neighborhood superhero. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2018
Foy's Lisbeth is somewhat tempered to appeal to a wider mainstream audience, in the superhero vein; she's kind of relatable and likable, a different spin from the originals.
November 11, 2018
The new Lisbeth Salander combines the coolest parts of James Bond and Batman.
November 10, 2018
Despite the film's dark, dreary and sordid content, Foy's efforts could result in Salander continuing to exorcise her demons (and miscreants) again in firm franchise fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
Let's call it watchable and diverting, rather than mandatory viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
As a style exercise, Alvarez's film works. However, the film lacks the personality of the original saga. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2018
The counterbalance is Foy, whose command of the screen deflects a lot of the problems. Her performance works because she comes across as if she were the dark and twisted sister of James Bond no one talks about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2018
Foy does well in the role (following Rooney Mara in the 2011 version and Noomi Rapace in an earlier Swedish-language adaptation), and the overall product isn't bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2018
However... Claire Foy convinces as the famous hacker with the dragon tattoo. [Full review in Spanish]
November 9, 2018
Those who like slick exercises in action filmmaking might enjoy "The Girl in the Spider's Web" as just that. The twists are right out of the spy handbook, with more than one double cross being inevitable.
November 9, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web is a frozen techno-thriller that makes sense of all of the movies that were never made before it.
November 9, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it is a better than average action adventure with a compelling lead actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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