Excerpt: Ed allora dietro ad un film, pur costruito con grande maestria, si nasconde forse una piccola crisi d’ispirazione. E’ davvero questo quello che ci aspettiamo da uno dei grandi visionari del nuovo secolo?
Excerpt: David Fincher vuelve a crear un micromundo estéticamente impecable y esencialmente sórdido, y allí nos abandona para jugar con nuestra percepción con una película sobre el poder de las historias, las mentiras y el placer de la narración. Una propuesta fantástica.
Excerpt: Fincher’s Gone Girl is really an exaggerated spectacle of much more, a sordid examination of the games we play in our intimate interactions with one another, the masks and disguises used to create better personas of ourselves when trying to land (or trap, perhaps) a mate.
Excerpt: It may not be the most satisfying film when all is said and done – and if you think too hard about it afterwards, you’ll find massive plot holes that never get resolved – but for a slice of disposable fiction done with an expert hand, “Gone Girl” is quite entertaining.
Excerpt: Crime thrillers don’t get much better than this. Based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, “Gone Girl” is a crafty and well-crafted suspense thriller about a man who finds himself the prime suspect in his wife’s sudden disappearance, but it’s also an unsettling and darkly perceptive study of the pitfalls of modern marriage.
Excerpt: At heart Gone Girl is a marriage fable, but this isn’t the fantasy of an idealized romance. It’s the tale of the institution as a prison that locks two people in a dungeon of souls desiring to break free.
Excerpt: Fully absorbing in all of its 149 minutes, “Gone Girl” deceptively begins as a moody, seductive crime investigation with a mystery not easy to solve and then becomes a bait-and-switch into a lurid, disturbing Brian De Palma and Paul Verhoeven collaboration, in a good way.
Excerpt: Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Gone Girl” explores the complicated relationship between a man and his wife, but who’s playing whom is part of the fun at the center of the film’s mystery.
Excerpt: It is also a film that offers a facile examination of marriage, one that the film seems to think is actually challenging and risky and that requires the cover of a dopey thriller. Almodóvar or Verhoeven it ain’t, though it is, by definition, pretentious.
Excerpt: Gone Girl works just fine as an engrossing B-movie thriller – despite the 2.5 hour runtime, this thing just flies by – but it’s filled with such delicious subversive cynicism and social commentary that it becomes so much more.
Excerpt: Gone Girl is a complex story that opens one way, and then turns another way before turning into something completely different. The story is all about perspectives sprung from the story of a marriage that never should have happened in the first place.
Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: An entertainingly movie with an intriguingly intricate plot, but it’s really nothing more than a slick, well-manufactured potboiler.