"Practical, universal lessons: Don't marry someone whom you already know has a history of marrying people solely to make a crush object jealous. Also, when you walk out for good, make sure you have a killer exit line," writes AV Club staffers.
"By 1985, the 'nerd cycle,' as my A.V. Club cohort Kyle Ryan calls it, was still in full effect, but on the downslope of whatever minor creative tremor had rippled through the culture," writes Scott Tobias at the AV Club.
"It's not easy to distinguish yourself in a film with eye-popping visuals, a plot so convoluted decades from now we'll still be trying to figure it out, and a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe and Thomas Hardy.
"In a way, it's appropriate that [David] Fincher has become one of the best current studio filmmakers, since his approach to filmmaking symbolizes how we now perceive our actual surroundings," writes Aaron Cutler at the House Next Door.