'Gone Girl' Review
'Gone Girl' Review
A Flawless Mystery-Thriller Masterpiece
Once in a blue moon, a movie will be released that is so well-crafted and expertly made, there isn't a single flaw to be found. Moviegoers were lucky in 2019, one of the best years for film for quite some time. They were able to witness cinema at its finest with movies such as 'Parasite' and 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'. But in 2014, director David Fincher gave us not only one of the best mysteries films of all time but one of the very few movies this reviewer would give the title of a "True Masterpiece".
Based on the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, the movie follows Nick Dunne as he returns home and discovers his wife Amy is missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. To say anything more about this movie is to give away too much of the plot.
From the moment it starts to the final shot, you'll be enthralled by the movie's story. The outstanding performances from a cast with no weak links along with Gillian Flynn's screenplay will immediately hook you in and make you invested into the mystery of what has happened to Amy Dunne. Given the genre, twists and turns are expected but here they are completely unpredictable. One moment you may be thinking one thing but right after new information is delivered, flipping everything on its head. Unless you've read the 2012 book, it seems almost impossible to guess exactly what will happen, and this is all thanks to the incredible work both in front of and behind the camera.
Standing at a well-paced 149-minutes, David Fincher's 2014 unhinged mystery-thriller 'Gone Girl' is one of the best movies of the 2010s. Featuring superb performances from leads Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, a thrilling and engrossing story filled with unexpected twists, an amazing screenplay from book author Gillian Flynn and excellent direction from Fincher, this movie is a masterpiece in every sense of the term.