If you like well-made films then go and see this movie! Rooney Mara and the other actors/actresses do a great job and the directing is top-notch. The storyline is gritty and dark but never dreary or gruesome without reason.

I went into the theater thinking the movie would be pretty good, but it really blew my expectations out of the water.

The movie does deal with violent subject matter(murder/rape/torture) and is quite long, so don't bring any children (or adults with meager attention spans).