The Stieg Larsen trilogy books were a refreshing discovery and I ripped through them all. Everyone, to whom I recommended the books, enjoyed them as well. I saw the director interviewed on Charlie Rose and was intrigued with his description of the movie and characters. He said that at the initial screening of the movie he knew he was on the right track when, at the point of the movie the heroine exacts her revenge on her antagonist, all the women in the audience stood and cheered. He also said that he made all three movies, so there is a complete film trilogy to match the stories.
When the movie showed up in my town to not much fanfare, I went with a friend. Although it is subtitled in English,, after a few minutes the subtitles become dialogue in your head, as your mind gives voice to the characters, as it does when you read a book. The movie was superbly cast and filmed and simply added to my enjoyment of the books and confirmed my own images of the characters. My friend pronounced it the best movie he'd seen. Highly recommended.