Gone Girl

Gone Girl ★★★★½

Gone Girl is probably the trashiest ghost story ever crafted, with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike drifting through a sea of lies, resentment, and falsehood connection in order to hopefully find an answer regarding their bond. Leave it to David Fincher to pull it off flawlessly, bringing his perfectionist view on cinema to a tale that benefits from such an outlook. While not as gloriously measured as Zodiac or as magnetically towering as Se7en, Fincher's latest is undoubtedly his most despicably hilarious work, and that's a wonderful thing. The film feels longer on the second viewing, but if you ever asked me what I would cut, I probably couldn't come up with an answer. It's flawed in many minute ways, but that's what gives the film it's biting edge and it's sleazy core.

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