The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Finale of dark, subtitled Swedish trilogy is very violent.

R 2010 147 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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Jonasson was a brilliant doctor he always helped his patients either if it's hard or an easy job. This patient was different, because this patient was a murder, it was Lisbeth Salander. She killed 3 innocent people but one day she got shoot with a bullet in her head and skull. Jonasson wasn't a brain surgeon so he asked some help from his friend, Frank. Only his friend knew what to do, it was a bit difficult to get him to help the poor patient even if she did murdered some people. For one thing people didn't know about her was that she has been abused more than any other person in the world. There is a lot of violence in this novel, about her trying to suffer in all of this even if it means ending her life, dying. She's trying to get revenge on a guy who is trying to kill her, the doctors are afraid that once they get the bullet out, she'll start murdering more people, get revenge, have to go to a trial, and destroying her life for good. If Jonasson doesn't get the bullet out soon she might even suffer through pain and die. She's conscious now but didn't completely forgot everything. Soon she gets her memory back there's no idea what she could do next.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

This title has:

Too much sex

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 29, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: January 25, 2011
  • Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace
  • Director: Daniel Alfredson
  • Studio: Yellow Bird
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 147 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong violence, some sexual material, and brief language
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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