Gone Girl
2014
Based on Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, this unsettling thriller follows the mercurial Nick Dunne, who finds himself dogged by police and caught in a media maelstrom after he becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance.

Samir Mehta: “It ruled.”

Fantastic, elusive and cagey, provocative, and great fun. It says more about gender politics than almost any mainstream film I've seen. And it's a plot and narrative that compels while asking you questions about why you trust any of the narrators.

− December 30, 2014 • more by Samirlog in or create an account to reply

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Evie Totty: “It ruled.”

They did a very good job of following the book with this one. So exciting. Read the book. People are f-ing crazy

− December 31, 2014 • more by Evielog in or create an account to reply

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Erik Bates: “It ruled.”

I had theories about "whodunit" throughout the entire film. I was kept on my toes throughout, and when I got to the end, I just sat in silence before uttering, "What. In. The. Hell?"

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Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

This is a solid thriller with lots of subtext to digest, using the mystery genre as a rough outline but far more interested in marriage and truthfulness and gender archetypes and media manipulation. Gillian Flynn does justice to her own novel, lending specificity to David Fincher's typically detail-oriented style. The cast is all quite good, especially supporting actress Carrie Coon as a worried sibling who goes through the broadest emotional range on screen. If anything, the movie is a little too cold and stiff; it could have used more scenes where it comes alive with raw emotion, but that's not what you hire Fincher for. Overall, excellent film with lots to think about afterwards.

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