"Haven't read any of the books or even seen the first film, but I really liked this. It was serious and intense, a very good drama. Sometimes disturbing but a very welcome change to a lot of the disposable, largely American dross that's been on the screens all year. Rapace's acting was outstanding, a believable and likeable heroine who makes Angelina Jolie's 'Salt' look like a cartoon character. Could well be the best film of the year."