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.
|Release Date||:||October 1, 2014|
|Genres||:||Mystery, Thriller, Drama|
|Production Co.||:||Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Regency Enterprises, New Regency Pictures, Pacific Standard, TSG Entertainment, Artemple - Hollywood|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||David Fincher, Courtenay Miles|
|Writers||:||Gillian Flynn, Gillian Flynn|
|Casts||:||Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Missi Pyle, Emily Ratajkowski, Casey Wilson, Lola Kirke, Boyd Holbrook, David Clennon, Lisa Banes, Scoot McNairy, Sela Ward, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Lee Norris, Leonard Kelly-Young, Jamie McShane, Pete Housman, Lynn A. Freedman, Cyd Strittmatter, Ricky Wood, Donna Rusch, Mark Atteberry, Darin Cooper, Kate Campbell, Brett Leigh, Antonio St. James, Lauren Glazier, Julia Prud'homme, Cooper Thornton, Casey Ruggieri, Ashley Didion, Lexis Nutt, L.A. Williams, Blake Sheldon, Sean Guse, Fred Cross, Scott Takeda, Mark T Anderson, Kathy Sweeney-Meadows, Marc Abbink, Christina Alex, Samuel Baca, Bill Blair, Thomas R. Baker, Gregoer Boru, Will C., Caroline Clements, Nancy DeMars, Davina Joy, Michael Kelly, Elester Latham, Aaron Massey, Orion McCabe, Roz McHenry, Bryan McKinley, Teebone Mitchell, Justin Nesbitt, Mark Parrish, Jaclyn Rose, Sahlima, Joel Shock, Robert Tarpinian, Tracy Weisert, Michelle Winters, Tracy Brotherton, Matilde Matteucci, Dale Shane|
|Plot Keywords||:||falsely accused person, based on novel, marriage crisis, disappearance, plot twist, cheating husband, missing person, search party, criminal lawyer, wife murder, murder suspect, missing wife|
Gone Girl Reviews
- An enormous junk heap of illogic and nonsenseby 11 October 2014on
911 out of 1566 people found the following review useful:
One of the most ridiculous spectacles of bad storytelling I have ever seen in my entire life.
"Gone Girl" gets its title I think, from the fact that she was supposed to be done away with (murdered and disposed of) but is really "gone" psychologicallyshe is a pure psychopath.
The movie tries to tell you that she is highly intelligent, and meticulously plans to fake her own murder and frame her husband for it.
Here's the pathetic execution of her plan:
1. he leaves the house one morning, and she springs into action.
2. she breaks the glass coffee table, pours about a half quart of her own blood in one puddle, in front of the kitchen sink. That much blood from a violent attack would be all over the room.
3. she flees, leaving the front door open.
4. A nosy neighbor notices the door ajar and calls the husband (somehow the neighbor knows exactly where he is.) But no one saw the wife leave.
5. The husband comes home. He has not a scratch on him.
6. he is totally co-operative with the police.
7. They eventually find her diary In a wood stove at the husbands father's house. The wood stove door is ajar and the diary is only partially burned; it really makes you wonder how that played outthat the husband put the diary in there to burn but just left it singed, all that work, cleaning up the blood at home, but not to burn the book, as if he needed to make a special trip to his dad's house to dispose of a stupid book. and the only thing incriminating that she wrote was on one page which he could've simply torn out.
8. When the wife runs away, she only changes her appearance slightly and then, instead of secluding herself, she makes friends with some low-lifes, with whom she sits and watches her story unfold on TV.
9. she murders the Neil Harris character in an attempt to switch the blame to him. That would then imply he was the one that drained so much blood from her back at her home, he cleaned it up and he put her diary in the wood stove (?!)
His car wasn't seen at her house.
He then kept her a prisoner, starved and raped her.Yet she found the opportunity and strength to kill him, but didn't call the police from his house to come rescue her. rather she jumps in his car and drives all the way home.
10. upon returning home she has no wounds consistent with the bloodletting at her original house or at the hands of her alleged kidnapper.
11. There is no visit to or investigation of the alleged kidnapping crime scenehouse on the lake.
12. The hospital sends her home in a nurses uniform, underneath which she is still caked in blood.
This movie is just about the lamest piece of S**** I have ever seen.
- Astonishingly bad plotby 3 November 2014on
448 out of 702 people found the following review useful:
If this had been written and played as a straight-out dark comedy - and if it had been at least half an hour shorter - perhaps it would have passed as a run of the mill movie. But since it has been presented as a serious mystery, it has committed the cardinal sin of filmmaking - that of disrespecting the intelligence and/or perspicacity of the audience. For us, the film represents a significant achievement in that it contains more and larger plot holes than any other movie we have ever seen - and we've seen many! This was even worse than Babel! That said - and a warning that reading further will take you deep into spoiler territory - the following is by no means a comprehensive list of the major holes in the plot. So ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and drive your semis straight through an impressive array of plot stupidity: 1. Amy buys a car listed on Craigslist for cash so there's no record of the purchase. How about title and license? Where does she keep the car until she needs it? How does she get to it when she needs it without being seen? 2. Amy buys lots of tech toys and crams her sister-in-law's shed with them. How does she get into and out of the shed without her sister-in-law (who doesn't like her) noticing? 3. The shed is where her husband sometimes has liaisons with another woman. They don't notice the accumulating gadgets? 4. The gadgets are bought online. Who is signing for them? 5. When the gadgets are investigated, whose fingerprints will be all over them - if there are any? 6. Desi is supposed to have broken into the house, beat her bloody and kidnapped her. There's blood all over the kitchen, but none where she would have been dragged out of the house? 7. As he supposedly leaves the house with an at best barely conscious Amy, Desi picks up her diary, takes it to her father-in-law's place and attempts to burn it in the furnace. Why? 8. How does Desi know where Amy's father-in-law lives? 9. Several days elapse from the time of the supposed kidnapping until Amy winds up at Desi's lake house. Can nobody attest to Desi's being at home during the time he was supposed to be kidnapping Amy? 10. What will be made of the video cameras at the lake house not showing anyone there for the first several days? 11. Desi was supposed to be holding her prisoner. Did nobody at the casino notice them there - including the man who thought she looked familiar? 12. Where does Amy's car wind up? 13. Phone records I: Amy makes the anonymous phone call tipping the police off to the contents of the shed. No record of that? 14. Amy scores a hole in one at miniature golf and jumps up and down for joy - which causes her money belt to fall off. This apparently was an Acme money belt on loan from Wile E. Coyote. 15. A couple robs Amy of all her money. Being the psycho she is, are we to believe that she is going to let them get away with it? 16. Phone records II. What is going to be made of Amy's phone call to Desi? Sure it was from a pay phone, but isn't it going to raise any flags? 17. Amy self-inflicts wounds - supposedly in the bathroom out of sight of cameras - to make it seem as though she has been bound and raped. Yet wouldn't the cameras show her entering the bathroom without wounds and emerging with wounds? 18. Amy winds up in the hospital upon her return. They put wristbands on her and one guesses they examine her - but they don't bother to wash the blood off of her. 19. Do they also fail to notice that there is no evidence of the injuries that would have occurred had she lost copious amounts of blood at the initial kidnapping? 20. Nick knows that Amy tried to set him up for her murder, thus opening him up to a possible death sentence. He also knows that when her plan blows up, she elects to murder someone who has never wronged her (other than being male) in order to cover up her actions which, until that point, may have been criminal - but not capital - offenses. Why does Nick elect to live in the same county as this woman, let alone in the same house? I could go on, but I realized before the movie was halfway over that I had already wasted too much of my life on it.
- Dark And Twisted, Full Of Great Visual Storytellingby 8 October 2014on
412 out of 650 people found the following review useful:
Dark and twisted, David Fincher's stylish new mystery thriller was derived from Gillian Flynn's intriguingly slick tale from her complex and suspenseful novel. By far one of the best acting performances to have come from Ben Affleck, 'Gone Girl' boasts some strong yet disturbing portrayals from Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and Affleck. Fincher has garnered fame and recognition as a mainstream director, that is not only able to engulf the audience within the picture, but actually make them part of the scenario. Fincher exercises upon his trademarks with the swift and stunning cinematography, the chilling score and tight editing, all of which makes 'Gone Girl' a movie full of great visual storytelling.
- I can not believe people like this ~~~~~contains spoilers~~~~~~by 12 October 2014on
424 out of 725 people found the following review useful:
Please do not waste your time or money on this nonsense. Oh boy where do I start. OK for me the worst thing is when she gets back and tells everyone that Neil Patrick Harris "kidnapped" her (Rosamund). He did this by bludgeoning her and she lost a large amount of blood which he cleaned up. Then he takes her diary to her husbands fathers house to burn!!!!! (how does he even know of this location)?????? But he makes such a p!$$ poor attempt to burn it which would take 5 min to do properly as opposed to the 30+ to clean the blood. and no one questions this even once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No one even looks for any wounds or asks about her wellbeing and she is not treated for any wounds. Oh and the hospital sends her home covered I mean a copious amount blood. No flipping way, the hospital would clean her looking for wounds especially with this much blood.I could go on and on but just read the other truthful reviews they will point out most of the other glaring mistakes and downright intelligence insulting nonsense. I really wish IMDb would have a 0 or negative review number as this does not even rank a 1. I give this -5 for utter bull$h1*.
- Utter Tripeby 12 October 2014on
401 out of 683 people found the following review useful:
Just seen the film Gone Girl.
I really struggled with the book and found it incredulous so never finished it but the film was getting good reviews so I thought I'd give it a go.
What a pile of crap!
Two and a half hours of my life wasted. The story is just unbelievable. Neither character makes you like them or hate them. They are just bland and, well, unbelievable.
By the end I just wanted someone to firebomb the house and kill the pair of them. I would have stood up and cheered. As it happened it has a really lame ending.
A waste of my life. Utter tripe!
- People who like this movie should NEVER be allow on IMDb again.by 24 November 2014on
385 out of 665 people found the following review useful:
I have NEVER wrote a review in my life. EVER. But I feel compelled to do so for this film. I'm utterly shocked, just shocked this movie has an 8.4 rating. What on earth are people thinking? Seriously? I could go on and on about how the plot is a complete joke. But I'll just point out the MOST obvious of all that TOTALLY shatters any believably that this film ever had. Okay Amy said Desi came to her house and kidnapped her that morning. HUH? She had no clue what he was really doing that morning. NONE! What if he had a meeting with ten other people that could account for him not being at her house? What if he was having breakfast with someone that morning? OK next. Now how about the diary? So did Desi kidnap her then grab the diary and bring it to a house he had no clue even existed and burn only about 20% of it? Next! When she pretends to be screaming with blood on her dress against the window so the surveillance cameras would see her. Seriously? What about ALL the other footage those cameras captured? For example, her and Desi sitting together on a couch watching TV. Oh she deleted that footage? Well what the hell is her explanation for ALL the footage being erased except the 20 seconds of her screaming. This is not me nitpicking the film and looking super hard to try and find problems. I get it, a lot of movies have plot holes here and there and I'm okay with that. But people! These are HUUUUGE holes in the story. Plot holes are in tons of movies all the time. But not usually a major motion picture with a major director and a major movie star. And please! don't tell me shes nuts and that's why she didn't cover her tracks worth a damn. I am talking about the fact that she gets away with it to all the law enforcement. This belongs on Lifetime, those movies you can just shrug off. What baffles me and actually really upsets me is the fact it has a rating of 8.4. So please people, help me understand this. What on Earth gives this such a high rating? What were people thinking? What?
- What a terrible lump of trash. I am baffled by the good reviews.by 7 October 2014on
261 out of 419 people found the following review useful:
I really cannot figure out why this movie is so highly reviewed. Everything it sells itself as is a lie. For starters, it is portrayed as this suspenseful thriller where there are constant twists and turns and you never really know what is truly happening. Well, that is a total lie. There is no suspense, there are no serious or intelligent twists, just a litany of idiotic contrived absurdities.
You clearly see what is happening in very beginning with Nick (Ben Affleck) and you pretty much know he did not kill his wife 30 minutes in. Your initial sense is that she is not dead and he did not kill her, and you are right. There are no more "twists. "The "twist" is that she is insane, and the movie descends into 2 more hours of ever increasing idiocy and farcical garbage. Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes off into a series of illogical and irrational behaviors, including consorting with some random trash at a trailer park, despite having faked her own death and being the subject of a massive manhunt. The story just gets more and more absurd, with more illogical stupidity and unbelievable actions by other characters, which include police getting a search warrant on a house based on an "anonymous tip," Nick and his sister being apparently the dumbest people on Earth who would not move any of the loot out of the shed before the cops find it, the police engaging in the largest manhunt ever for a missing person after about 6 hours, etc. The movie starts out decent but gets continually worse as it goes on, and just starts getting worse and worse at a faster rate as it continues.
The acting is decent to middling, with Affleck probably giving one of the better performances overall, and Tyler Perry actually being an enjoyable aside. The other characters are largely unlikeable, unbelievable or just stilted caricatures.
The last 30 minutes are, as others have noted, unbelievably ridiculous and moronic. The woman who so carefully plans out her own death with a massive amount of preplanning, somehow commits a savage crime of passion, which is a story FILLED with holes, but somehow is supposed to have gotten away with it. Also, apparently even though she plotted all along to have her husband executed, she somehow had the presence of mind to save the sperm sample, keep it, then AFTER he is exonerated and she has to alter her plans to return to him last minute after murdering someone else, has the means to get it successfully implanted in herself. Oh, she is an absolute psychic apparently.
The ending is ludicrous, the characters are unrealistic farces that only someone who desperately wants to love this movie would believe, the story is overrun with artificial plot devices and deus ex machinas that serve only to advance nonsensical story lines, and the movie is in no way a twisting, changing thriller. Its just a predictable drama where the only "unexpected" things are unexpected because they are absolute nonsense that are make about as much sense as random dog running on stage and relieving itself. One of the worst movies I have seen in years.
- Horrible the movie was just so unrealistic that it suckedby 8 October 2014on
361 out of 630 people found the following review useful:
i got pulled in at the start it turned out like any other mystery, action movie all the clues and other attributes etc...
but there was so many thing that just are so IDIOTIC that it pisses me off.
I have had so much tension on this from the book thinking it will be amazing but it all went away half way through the movie.
Spoilers: The part when she actually tries to make up the part of rape and when she puts wine on her skirt and whatever was so STUPID, WHAT ABOUT THE BLOODY CAMERAS YOU IDIOTS. And if you're going to say she disabled them, the what about the actual fake rape scene. she sucked his dick and was wearing lingerie for gods sake who wears lingerie randomly. if they looked at the cameras to watch the rape then what about the dick sucking and shirt tearing and pulling him in on you, then pulling a knife out from under the pillow.
But what finished it for me was the ending. WHAT MAN LIKE HIM IN THEIR OWN MIND WOULD STAY WITH A MURDERING BITCH LIKE THAT AND STILL LOVE HER.
This was my opinion you don't have to agree but i just found it so stupid.
- Wish I had missed itby 15 October 2014on
348 out of 616 people found the following review useful:
Actually a good well acted movie till the end. Ben Affleck was excellent and Rosamund Pike had me 100% convinced she was evil incarnate. Carrie Coon as Ben's twin sister and Kim Dickens as the lead detective also gave excellent performances. As for the story, I can deal with sad endings where the hero dies like Braveheart, Cool Hand Luke, and endless others. When the credits came up on Gone Girl, I could only regret spending over 2 hrs to watch a movie that left me that angry. I would have preferred she had just killed Ben Affleck and gotten away with it. Assuming the book had the same ending I would have thrown it across the room upon finishing it. I enjoyed the movie up till the end but that completely ruined it for me.
- Sad Commentary on Film Todayby 23 October 2014on
222 out of 366 people found the following review useful:
Thought this would be a good thriller, but ultimately it was draining and depressing. Would think any man who sees this film would never want to have sex again......it portrayed woman/women as being monstrous and men as passive, sex-crazed zombies. The story had so many loose ends and unbelievable scenes, such as where she returns home covered in blood.....then she's at the hospital - there had to be an exam, then giving an interview to detectives, then comes home still covered in blood....how much time elapsed during these scenes, and who would allow her to drive around, carry on, covered in blood for all that time? With great emphasis on crass words for women, violent sex scenes, and a score that sounded like a synthesizer importing screeches from an airport runway, this was one depressing film. The only place it was believable was in its depiction of the media and how they revel in tragedy and perversion. If this becomes our prime form of entertainment we are in big trouble. Need to watch a pre-1960 film or musical now.
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