3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Zaillian's script comes down to a series of fraught scenes between his leads and a distinctive gallery of supporting characters, given weight by Stellan Skarsgard , Robin Wright and the iconic London actor Steven Berkoff."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/19/2011)
"This fastidious, technically stellar Hollywood telling of one of the great literary sensations of recent times is highlighted by a bewitching performance from Rooney Mara."
Hollywood Reporter - Todd McCarthy (12/13/2011)
"The opening credits are a gorgeous music video made for a darkened theater: black liquid drips into morphing shapes, flowers and faces emerge, scream or fuse or kiss or contort or shatter."
Box Office - Sara Vizcarrondo (12/13/2011)
"Mara is astonishing as Lisbeth Salander....Fincher's GIRL is elegantly austere..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (01/19/2012)
"[T]he film hits a nice groove in the interplay between Craig and Mara, together and apart, and Fincher displays his usual mastery at explicating the finer points of an investigation." -- Grade: B+
A.V. Club - Scott Tobias (12/20/2011)
"[I]t succeeds as a sharp piece of entertainment craftsmanship. The ripples of pleasure and dread it generates are nearly indistinguishable."
Movieline - Stephanie Zacharek (12/20/2011)
"This is a finely honed genre thriller, but it also continues Fincher's preoccupation with the persistence of age-old urges in the modern world."
Sight and Sound - Sight and Sound Critic (02/01/2012)
4 stars out of 5 -- "GIRL is a controlled, mesmerising, beautiful thriller scarred by scenes of unshakeable brutality and breathless tension."
Total Film - Jamie Graham (04/01/2012)