New Gone Girl movie got mostly positive reviews from the top critics. 20th Century FOX released their new drama/thriller flick, “Gone Girl” into theaters today, and all the top critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that most of them liked it with an overall 79 score out of a possible 100 across 45 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon,and David Clennon. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Claudia Puig at USA Today, gave it a great 100 score, stating:” Grimly dark humor and spot-on production design buttress the captivating story and heighten the unnerving atmosphere…Gone Girl will leave you breathless and haunted.”
Joe Nuemaier from the New York Daily News, gave it another awesome 100 grade, saying: “Fincher is a fearless filmmaker who understands his audience’s intelligence (not to mention their cinematic blood lust). By the end of Gone Girl, we feel like we’ve lived through about four movies, not just one. Good luck letting go of any of them.”
Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a perfect 100 as well. He said: “Superbly cast from the two at the top to the smallest speaking parts, impeccably directed by Fincher and crafted by his regular team to within an inch of its life, Gone Girl shows the remarkable things that can happen when filmmaker and material are this well matched.”
Chris Nashawaty at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 100 score too. He stated: “Anyone who loved Gone Girl the book will walk out of Gone Girl the movie with a sick grin on their face. You can stop being nervous.”
Justin Chang from Variety, gave it a perfect 100, stating: “Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material.”
James Rocchi from TheWrap, gave it a 90 grade, stating:” Not only brutal but also brutally funny, Gone Girl mixes top-notch suspenseful storytelling with the kind of razor-edged wit that slashes so quick and clean you’re still watching the blade go past before you notice you’re bleeding.”
Matt Zoller Seitz at RogerEbert.com, gave it an 88 grade, saying: “Gone Girl is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue, and an eerily assured audience picture.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it another 88 grade. He said: “The editing, with so many twists and turns and so many supporting characters needing their due, is without hiccups. And thankfully, there’s plenty of dark humor.”
Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it an 88 score, stating: “David Fincher’s film version of the Gillian Flynn bestseller Gone Girl is a stealthy, snake-like achievement. It’s everything the book was and more — more, certainly, in its sinister, brackish atmosphere dominated by mustard-yellow fluorescence, designed to make you squint, recoil and then lean in a little closer.”