ccspina’s review published on Letterboxd:
ngl I watched this on sunday and was like huh. I have nothing to write about this movie. but then I went to a used book store and stared at the cassette shelves for like 4 solid minutes absolutely zero thoughts in my head so I think maybe that wasn’t the movie’s fault.
anyway I do think it fixed some of the issues I had with the book, because I remember thinking the first part was too long, and it also made the series of aftershock twists feel way more natural and in character. I definitely think that especially in terms of the reveal it’d be way more fun if you go in blind, but tbh even if you haven’t read it, it might be too much in the public consciousness by now. regardless, rosamund pike does a stellar job with a really complex character (I found the moments of genuine vulnerability rly impactful). I do think I remember nick being worse in the book so it was kinda weird losing that, but I do think a lot of it was just because we were in his head and his narration made him worse rather than his actions being any different. wish I remembered uhhhh anything else about the technicalities of this movie but you know what it be like that sometimes