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Gone Girl

Crime . Drama . Thriller . Mystery

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Actors: Emily Ratajkowski , Kathleen Rose Perkins , Casey Wilson , Kim Dickens , Patrick Fugit , Missi Pyle , Neil Patrick Harris , Tyler Perry , Rosamund Pike , Ben Affleck
Directors: David Fincher
Country: USA
Release: 2014-10-03
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  • Steve Persall

    Gone Girl is a terrific movie, everything the book and its fans deserve.

    Tampa Bay Times Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Grimly dark humor and spot-on production design buttress the captivating story and heighten the unnerving atmosphere...Gone Girl will leave you breathless and haunted.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Joe Neumaier

    Fincher is a fearless filmmaker who understands his audience’s intelligence (not to mention their cinematic blood lust). By the end of Gone Girl, we feel like we’ve lived through about four movies, not just one. Good luck letting go of any of them.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Superbly cast from the two at the top to the smallest speaking parts, impeccably directed by Fincher and crafted by his regular team to within an inch of its life, Gone Girl shows the remarkable things that can happen when filmmaker and material are this well matched.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Chris Nashawaty

    Anyone who loved Gone Girl the book will walk out of Gone Girl the movie with a sick grin on their face. You can stop being nervous.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Joshua Rothkopf

    It's a hypnotically perverse film, one that redeems your faith in studio smarts (but not, alas, in local law enforcement, tabloid crime reporting or, indeed, marriage).

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Justin Chang

    Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material.

    Variety Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    Gone Girl offers interesting, even amusing audio cues: the sound of a distant mourning dove when we suspect Amy’s been killed, or Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper” playing on a car radio as Nick returns his obnoxious father to an assisted care center.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Jeff Baker

    Twisty pulp entertainment at its highest level.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

    The movie’s most tantalizing mystery is the question of what’s really going on in their heads. It remains unanswered.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Drew McWeeny

    Gone Girl is not Fincher's best film, nor is it the most conventionally satisfying of them, but it feels like this is a movie that represents the very best that Hollywood craft can offer at the moment.

    HitFix Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    David Fincher's meticulous direction pays off in spades. From the way he expresses the book's construction — not quite he-said/she-said, but a version of that — to the way the film looks (cold and uncaring, like its characters) to his work with actors (go Tyler Perry!), Gone Girl delivers.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Genevieve Koski

    Gone Girl reveals itself as an optimal meeting of the minds, a perfect amalgam of a writer and a director with complementary fixations.

    The Dissolve Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    The movie is phenomenally gripping—although it does leave you queasy, uncertain what to take away on the subject of men, women, marriage, and the possibility of intimacy from the example of such prodigiously messed-up people.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • James Rocchi

    Not only brutal but also brutally funny, Gone Girl mixes top-notch suspenseful storytelling with the kind of razor-edged wit that slashes so quick and clean you're still watching the blade go past before you notice you're bleeding.

    TheWrap Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    Fantasies and phantasms aside, Fincher proves himself yet again to be a better cinematic psychologist of (in-)human nature than almost any other director alive. It’s another squirmily excellent date movie from hell, courtesy of contemporary cinema’s most overt nihilist.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Gone Girl is a rare movie: a delicious thriller that provides plenty of titillation and gruesome pleasure while offering a dollop of social commentary. It's smart, twisted, bloody, and almost guaranteed to satisfy anyone with a penchant for the macabre.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    Here’s another word for Gone Girl: “meta.” It’s a word Flynn uses, which means it’s a thriller about thrillers, and a narrative about narratives, especially the form of domestic violence relished by current-affairs television shows.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Gone Girl is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue, and an eerily assured audience picture. Full Review
  • Richard Roeper

    The editing, with so many twists and turns and so many supporting characters needing their due, is without hiccups. And thankfully, there’s plenty of dark humor.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Michael Phillips

    David Fincher's film version of the Gillian Flynn bestseller Gone Girl is a stealthy, snake-like achievement. It's everything the book was and more — more, certainly, in its sinister, brackish atmosphere dominated by mustard-yellow fluorescence, designed to make you squint, recoil and then lean in a little closer.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    David Fincher's shockingly good film version of Gone Girl is the date-night movie of the decade for couples who dream of destroying one another.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Kate Erbland

    Gone Girl is a rare bird: a tricky, weird mystery that benefits from people knowing its twist from the outset. Full Review
  • Richard Corliss

    In a movie of subtle tones and wild swerves, Pike expertly mixes a cocktail of hot and cold blood. She is the Amazing Amy you could fall for, till death do you part.

    Time Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    Like a film noir siren Gone Girl is beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean — a nasty but estimable piece of work.

    Slate Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    It’s a work of chilly wit and bleak metaphor, an artifice that invites the kind of analytical response where we pull on our chins and discuss how other people, more naive than we, will receive it. Full Review
  • Jamie Graham

    Doesn’t have the heft of Zodiac or the verve of Se7en but Gone Girl is a masterful adaptation and a superior crime-thriller. As for Fincher changing the ending… See for yourself.

    Total Film Full Review
  • Ian Freer

    Stylish, twisted and daring, Gone Girl is a David Fincher date movie: dark, smart and dangerous. If it doesn’t deliver in its finale, its twist, turns and commitment to moral repugnance will leave you reeling.

    Empire Full Review
  • Xan Brooks

    Gone Girl, finally, may be no more than a storm in a teacup. But what an elegant, bone-china teacup this is. And what a fearsome force-10 gale we have brewing inside.

    The Guardian Full Review
  • Robbie Collin

    For all its simmering malice and buried secrets, it’s worth remembering that this is David Fincher in fun mode: unnerving, shocking and provoking for better and for worse, in sickness and in health, but mostly sickness.

    The Telegraph Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    A sharply made, perfectly cast and unfailingly absorbing melodrama. But, like the director's adaptation of another publishing phenomenon, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, three years ago, it leaves you with a quietly lingering feeling of: “Is that all there is?”

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    The less you know about Gone Girl going in the better, but even knowing what’s ahead doesn’t prepare you for the movie’s tone, which is funny yet curdled and cynical and black. This is a satirical antidote to the feel-good pap most Hollywood movies about relationships push on their audiences - here’s the perfect date movie for someone you want to break up with.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Joe Williams

    Ultimately what makes Gone Girl so watchable is the three-headed monster of Fincher, Pike and Affleck. The director bathes the B-movie scenario in the queasy-green hues of a morgue, while Affleck flashes his million-dollar smile like a dime-store Dracula and the beautifully inscrutable Pike absorbs the light like a wax mannequin. If it’s true that Nick and Amy were made for each other, they were made in a fiendish lab.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Gone Girl is a great thriller until it stops being one, about 20 minutes before the finish. Until then it’s brilliant, not just a triumph of story but of strategy, a movie that keeps the audience grasping and reaching in all the wrong directions, while consistently delivering something a little better, a little crazier and a little more disturbing than expected.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    It’s good, but we’ve come to expect more from the guy who gave us “Fight Club” and “The Social Network.” This is more on a par with “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” The calculated shocks feel like a movie we’ve seen before, though at least in this case, that’s not true.

    McClatchy-Tribune News Service Full Review
  • Kevin Jagernauth

    While Gone Girl is certainly his slightest film to date, it's nonetheless undeniably gripping. Fincher clearly enjoys turning the screws and rounding the wild corners of the plot from the first frame.

    The Playlist Full Review
  • Bob Mondello

    By the end of Gone Girl, the social issues that animate the film's beginning — job loss in an economic downturn, differences in wealth and class, media manipulation — have receded, and things have gotten so plot-driven and pulpy, there's nothing to challenge the director or make him stretch. In the film's final stages he seems to be relying entirely on craft — but, boy, is it effective craft.

    NPR Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    The movie, with some of the trappings of a murder mystery, makes its points with blunt force. Fun seldom figures in this adaptation, which is overlong and mysteriously unaffecting. Still, Mr. Fincher's film has many fascinations.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Stephanie Zacharek

    The movie, while entertaining and extremely well crafted, is too self-conscious about its depravity to be either truly disturbing or disturbingly funny. Ticking along with metronome-like efficiency, it's more slick than sick.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Daniel Green

    Though some artfulness is dredged up amongst the trash, there's plenty to perturb and perplex.

    CineVue Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    At its strongest, Gone Girl plays like a queasily, at times gleefully, funny horror movie about a modern marriage, one that has disintegrated partly because of spiraling downward mobility and lost privilege. Yet, as sometimes happens in Mr. Fincher’s work, dread descends like winter shadows, darkening the movie’s tone and visuals until it’s snuffed out all the light, air and nuance.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Peter Rainer

    A few of the supporting players, including Kim Dickens, as a suspicious local cop, and Carrie Coon, as Nick’s twin sister, move beyond the formulaic, which is more than can be said for the movie.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Michael Nordine

    Fincher likely prides himself on turning coal into diamonds at this point, but Flynn's script can feel so retrograde at times that one wonders whether it might have been better served by a De Palma, Bigelow, or even a Verhoeven — which is to say, a filmmaker less concerned with making the lascivious seem prestigious.

    indieWIRE Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    A glossy, empty and ultimately unsatisfying — if undeniably entertaining — movie.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    Gone Girl may get the job done as a dutiful, deliberately paced procedural, but it never quite makes the splash it could have as a thoughtful, timely and thoroughly bracing plunge.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Mark Feeney

    Perhaps Flynn, who did the adaptation, has been a little too faithful to her novel. The faux-punchiness of her dialogue doesn’t help matters. The characters sound like people trying to sound like people in the movies and not quite pulling it off.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Rex Reed

    Preposterous, illogical, senselessly over-plotted and artificial as a ceramic artichoke, David Fincher’s Gone Girl is another splatterfest disguised as a psychological thriller about the disintegration of a murderous marriage that I find one of the year’s grossest disappointments.

    New York Observer Full Review
  • Anthony Lane

    The glum fact is that Gone Girl lacks clout where it needs it most, at its core.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Ed Gonzalez

    There's a comic streak to the film that suggests David Fincher may understand the material as trash, but it's the kind of affectation that only reinforces, rather than dulls, its insults.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
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