Gone Girl — Review

Directed by David Fincher, who is probably the best director in Hollywood at the moment, Gone Girl is an unflinching, shocking and intimidating tale of marriage on a deceitful and Fincher-esque darkness level.

Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, a man who is framed for the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne. Rosamund Pike earned herself an Academy Award nomination for the role and played the neurotic, upper-class writer astonishingly. The movie begins as an innocent tale of a lost wife but slowly, slowly descends into a unbelievable tour-de-force that you never saw coming.

The film’s narration is said from the perspective of both Amy and Nick, while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross once again craft a gritty soundtrack that fits the mould of its story. One of the great fallacies was its snubbing from the Academy, as I can mention several categories it should’ve been nominated in.

VERDICT — David Fincher’s 10th feature-length film is a tour-de-force of deceit and violence that examines just how much drama marriage can create. Another masterpiece is added to his near-flawless resumé.


MVP: People are so quick to point out Rosamund Pike as the best on-screen performer. But it’s really Ben Affleck who takes the crown as the extremely likeable, relatable husband with the weight of the world on his shoulders.


One comment

  1. Dan O. · April 4, 2016

    Fun, exciting and unpredictable. Nice review.


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