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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.
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.
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]
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.
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.