Gone Girl Review by Ammar Akhtar

Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, and Neil Patrick Harris. Gone Girl is about the mysterious disappearance of Nick Dunne's wife, Amy. However throughout the investigation, Nick seems calm unlike her parents and many other citizens of the town who are very frightened. This strange behavior eventually leads to one question: did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl was one of my most anticipated movies of the Oscar movie season. From the trailers, I was interested in it's plot. It was also directed by David Fincher, who made some really great films like Fight Club and Se7en. But, what matters is whether or not it delivered. I can tell you one thing: when the film ended, I sat in my seat for a while in awe. 

All the actors do amazing jobs at their roles. Ben Affleck was really good as Nick Dunne, but I think the show stealer was Rosamund Pike. She did an excellent job. I don't want to spoil too much, but when we find out the truth about her character, I can tell you that she did an amazing job playing the person she was. A surprise was Tyler Perry. He did a really good job at playing his character. I thought he would be one of the flaws of the film mostly because he usually plays a grandma in most films.

However, I thought Neil Patrick Harris's character story wasn't believable. He's supposed to be this creep who stalked Amy in the past, but I didn't buy it. I think it was mostly because of his acting. I thought Harris could have done a better job portraying the strange man. The way he acted didn't really fit at all.

One of the most intriguing elements in the film is the story. It kept me interested throughout. There were a lot of twist and turns, which made the film really good. The plot really made me think about the media. Questions kept on popping up in my head when the film ended. Could the news be a lie? What goes on behind the camera? The film makes you wonder if major story headlines could actually be false. This was really thought-provoking, and I loved it.

One element to the movie that was fascinating was the editing. As soon as the movie started, it moved at a quick speed. Each cut made the film's pace fast. It's not a flaw because it was used in a way that I thought was engaging. I think it's why the film didn't really feel that long because it's about two and a half hours. The editing helped move the story along.

Overall, you will not go wrong with this movie. It has a great story, great actors, and some great editing. If your looking for a movie to watch over the weekend, I highly recommend you check this out. I was hooked from start to finish, and I can also say that it's one of my favorite movies to come out this year. 

MY SCORE: 9/10

So, if you've seen Gone Girl, what did you think of it? Also, got any requests? Email me all your responses at:

ammarakhtar@devotiontocinema.com

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