Directed by David Fincher, based on a global bestseller by Gillian Flynn and starring Ben Affleck, Gone Girl opens this Friday as one of the more heavily anticipated movies of the year.
Does the big screen adaptation live up to the hype? How is relative unknown Rosamund Pike in the key role of Amy Dunne? And what about that altered ending?
With critics having gotten an advanced look at Gone Girl, we've compiled a number of their (mostly VERY positive) reviews below.
Scroll down and decide whether Gone Girl will be worth your time and money this weekend...
Gone Girl is a rare bird: a tricky, weird mystery that benefits from people knowing its twist from the outset. - Kate Erbland
Why doesn't the movie claw us as "The Social Network" did? Who could have predicted that a film about murder, betrayal, and deception would be less exciting than a film about a Web site? - Anthony Lane