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Best: Ben Affleck really owns this performance
No one really doubted Fincher's casting of Ben Affleck too much. We all figured he knew what he was doing and also understood the appeal of the actor for this role. Use his hunky corn-fed attributes to tap into the simple bro at the story's center. But Affleck actually walks an interesting tightrope walk here. SPOILER: After all, you have to be caught in between believing Nick and not for a solid hour or so. Keeping that scale centralized had to be like threading a needle. So as much as Rosamund Pike deserves her kudos, Affleck might have had the tougher challenge.
- Kristopher Tapley