Watson’s Review of Gone Girl

Director: David Fincher Writer: Gillian Flynn Studios: 20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, Pacific Standard Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry Release Date (UK): 2 October, 2014 Certificate: 18 Runtime: 149 min

Reviewing David Fincher’s “Gone Girl” is like walking on eggshells — eggshells filled with explosive spoilers set to blow at the slightest crack. So I’m going to have to choose my steps wisely here, lest those shells break open and those spoilers spill out with catastrophic, movie-ruining consequences. Of course, as any film critic should know, discussion of spoilers should be strictly avoided when reviewing any movie, but the sheer mystery-shrouded, whodunit, don’t-fucking-spoil-it-for-me-or-I’ll-kick-the-shit-out-of-you nature of “Gone Girl” means that one cannot review it in full without risking revealing the juicier details of the plot (and indeed getting the shit kicked out of oneself). Rest assured, I will tread with the utmost of care and reveal as little as possible — that is, if I haven’t revealed too much already. (CONTINUE READING!!!)

HotDog9(Nine Outta Ten)

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