It’s flaws revolves around the puzzle itself. Fincher is a master of mystery. Which is why this is one of his less recognized movies.
I could come up with multiple solutions to the main problem. I was able to think of a bunch of HISHE (How it should have ended) plots, within the first 30 minuets.
The movie is still a triller from beginning to end. It’s flaws center around the characters lack of making smarter decisions. I dislike most characters that are represented to be perfect, unless it’s a Christ figure. Which is extremely hard to pull off. I don’t think this movie could have such a character. I applaud the chaos. Therefore I don’t find the flaws to be that bad. However I would have loved to see more reasonable communication between the victims and the criminals.
If you have questions on what my HISHE plots are, comment and I’ll respond.