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The Girl in the Spider's Web Reviews

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November 6, 2018
Takes a character who was ahead of her time and walks her back, bland-washing a feminist icon into a pastiche of moodiness, afraid of giving her any real venom, unwilling to commit to the full avenging angel darkness of the character.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 13, 2018
Much of what made the preceding four films so daringly unique is gone. In its place is a muddled film that, despite an earnest performance from Claire Foy, leaves very little impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 10, 2018
Claire Foy leaves her own take on the iconic Lisbeth Salander, and Fede Alvarez knows how to excitingly set the scene. With a tighter script and deeper plotting, this could have ended up more than simply The Girl with the Treadstone Tattoo.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.50/10
November 19, 2018
'The Girl in the Spider's Web' does not honor Stieg Larsson and Lisbeth Salander's powerful legacies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 7, 2018
As an attempt to kick-start a new surge of interest in the Salandar story, it is pretty hard to imagine The Girl in the Spider's Web having much luck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2018
The action was cool, but it didn't have enough weight to it...I wasn't on the edge of my seat, my heart wasn't pumping, I wasn't sweating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 8, 2018
Overall, I was bored to death while watching this film. However, this is no fault to the incredible talents of Foy and Stanfield, who do their best with the material given to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 8, 2018
Everything in this movie is convenient... she just finds whatever she needs, it's like a videogame.
November 7, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web is a generic cash grab that lacks the unique artistry required for a strong female lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 9, 2018
In many films, you must suspend belief, but this film attempts to meld two worlds -- one of reality and one of absurdity -- and it just doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 16, 2018
The character's trauma and her survival defined her in the book series and previous movies, but are here turned into snippets of character development rather than incendiary force.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 12, 2018
Lisbeth Salander deserves better than this half-baked film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 13, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web is a tedious, pointless movie that serves no purpose beyond cynically trying to squeeze another few dollars out of the Girl With Too Many Spinoffs franchise.
November 12, 2018
Kind of a mess, kind of a wreck. The movie just feels cluttered, cramped, convoluted.
November 8, 2018
Gone is the lucid paranoia or the slow-burning mystery. Here we have a middling spy-thriller that only loosely acknowledges its roots; I'm sure Larsson will be turning in his grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 8, 2018
That the sequel is so unremarkable is a pity, as the series is likely still too nascent to continue following a flop.
November 18, 2018
The worst case scenario of homogenized, generic filmmaking.
November 8, 2018
The once socially awkward hacker Salander seems to have acquired the field and fighting skills of a trained government operative. There's no peril she can't elude, which gets less interesting as the film goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: B-minus
November 8, 2018
The studio system's hamfisted answer to the #MeToo movement turns Lisbeth Salander into a generic action hero with an unnecessarily convoluted and nonsensical backstory, smoothing the edges of everything that made her compelling in the first place.
November 19, 2018
It might be time to retire Lisbeth Salander, folks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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