The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.


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1 February 2011 | lewiskendell
| A positive conclusion that ends the trilogy well.
One thing is for sure. No one can accuse the film adaptations of The Millennium Trilogy of being rehashes of one another.

Where the first movie was a murder mystery, and the second was well...I'm not really sure. Somewhat of a mess. The third movie is a combination of a political thriller and a courtroom drama. All the threads that were laid in the first two movies are wrapped up neatly (and admittedly, somewhat conveniently), by the end of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest.

As far as quality goes, I'd put it between the first and third movies. It's not as amazing as The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, but it's a definite improvement in coherence over The Girl Who Played with Fire.

I thought it was a reasonably strong end to the trilogy, and I admittedly felt some strong satisfaction at seeing some of the events that happen in this movie. Let's just say that some things get set right, and some people get their much needed comeuppance. Watching this will help wash the mediocre taste of the previous movie out of your mouth.

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Release Date:

12 November 2010



Country of Origin

Sweden, Denmark, Germany

Filming Locations

Fiskargatan 9, Soedermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

Box Office


EUR4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,737 31 October 2010

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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