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Noomi Rapace reteams with Niels Arden Oplev, the Swedish director of the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo for his Hollywood debut. She plays a facially scarred car crash victim who blackmails Colin Farrell’s local heavy into getting her revenge. Little does she realise, Farrell is on his own quest for vengeance. Terrence Howard, Isabelle Huppert, F. Murray Abraham and Dominic Cooper flesh out the cast and the results are uneven, but always engaging, as the characters and their relationships hold our attention even while the plot pases over lapses in logic to get to the next slightly silly action sequence.

I talk about the film in more detail on the podcast here

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