The Girl in the Spider's Web Reviews

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December 5, 2018
It's a shame to think that this might mark the end of Lisbeth Salander's cinematic adventures, but if this is indicative of what we're going to get, maybe it's for the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 22, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web is like a passable but unremarkable episode of a TV show long past its prime.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 6, 2018
A fat, big-budget dud with a pulse that even a versatile Foy can't keep from flatlining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 9, 2018
One really shouldn't be able to make a premise that starts with 'Black Metal Ellen Page versus Ivanka as imagined by Frank Miller for The Button The Blows Up The World' [this] dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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 19, 2018
Everything feels very much like an unexceptional B-side to a far superior A-side
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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 24, 2018
Gets too tangled up in its own pedestrian yet needlessly convoluted narrative web.
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.
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