Monumentally Stupid. Hugely Entertaining. Far too long. Never a dull moment. All at the same time.
GONE GIRL is a potboiler. Lurid. Over-egged. Melodramatic. Compulsive. It's riddled with holes that only gape wider when you prod at them a little bit. It may well be the ne plus ultra of potboilers, but it's a potboiler all the same.
Fincher trains his eye with scalpel-sharp precision here when it comes to staging and a sense of place. Everything looks suitably chilly…