gone girl movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This engaging and entertaining psychological thriller is dark and thought-provoking, likely to have the audience’s mind set in the story. However, this film is not for all viewers.


After the mysterious disappearance of his wife Amy on their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne finds the focus of the media has shifted towards him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

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Movie details

Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Carrie Coon
Writer: Gillian Flynn
Release Date (Australia): 2 October 2014
Runtime: 149 minutes/2h 29m
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film’s themes include staged murder and sexual violence.

Violence (MA15+)

The film features a scene in which a woman slashes a man’s throat during sexual intercourse. A large amount of blood detail is depicted spurting from the wound.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains use of “f**k” language, as well as occasional use of the words “c**t”, “s**t” and “**shole”.

Nudity (M)

The film contains a brief depiction of male genitalia in a non-sexual context, as well as breasts nudity.

Sex (MA15+)

The film features several strong sex scenes in which graphic thrusting detail and moaning is depicted.

mpaa rating

R (for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

David Fincher’s adaptation of Gone Girl is truly thought-provoking. The leads played by Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are generally compelling characters in this fascinating psychological thriller, about a man who is suspected as guilty after the disappearance of his wife. Of course, the film’s twists are deeply engaging and the story makes sense by the time the credits start rolling.

Gone Girl is one of those scarce movies that manage to leave you in dread, surprise and an unusual exhilaration. There’s twists and turns, but the film never fails to entertain your mind. Spoilers will ruin everything for you before watching this psychological drama, so there’s not way too much to say without including them, other than mentioning the fact that Gone Girl is amazingly distorted and always thrilling.

What’s left to talk about is the excellent direction of Fincher, in addition to the riveting acting. Due to Affleck’s and Pike’s performances, you’ll gain the ability to feel their exact emotions with no troubles at all. The direction is admirable, with David Fincher behind the camera. But the soundtrack of the film is also very unsettling and clever.

Audiences who won’t be able to handle a staggering twist should leave Gone Girl up to the viewers expecting powerful emotion and psychological ideas. Those crowds of audiences will get what they expect, along with a dreadful twist for an ending. Basically, other than some unidentified elements, this is an unarguably astounding idea for a dark psychological thriller.

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