Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal leads this Los Angeles-set drama as a devilishly persistent creep who, struggling for employment, barges into the underground world of freelance crime journalism. Co-stars Rene Russo. The directorial debut from screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy, Real Steel).

After a chance late night encounter introduces Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) to the freelance footage game, he begins competing with other enterprising journos to capture crime on video. Forging a mutually beneficial relationship with a news producer (Russo), Bloom starts building a business, giving her first dibs on his footage. With this sociopath is roaming late night Los Angeles in a grubby, cut-throat industry, what could possibly go wrong?

2014Rating: M, Violence, offensive language and content that may disturb117 minsUSA
Drama

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Nightcrawler / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

The onset of so-called citizen journalism – whereby members of the public capture the news on camera – is meant to be democratic, but what if the citizen in question isn't quite all there?

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Variety

Variety

A feast of capital-A acting that's sometimes amusing to watch but not believable for so much as a second.

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Total Film

Total Film

Gyllenhaal is sensational headlining a pitch-black satire with its finger on the pulse.

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Time Out

Time Out

Gyllenhaal summons career-best work... hammers home Louis's mania in ferocious, near-OCD monologues—one of which will bring your audience to stupefied applause—that reveal a truly dangerous operator.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Gyllenhaal's performance is so dedicated, and Gilroy's world so determinedly realised that it forces its way to originality.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Much as Gilroy tries to be his own killjoy, Gyllenhaal’s wickedness prevails.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film's constant shifts of tone can grow tiring, even if the action as a whole never gets boring.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Sharp, dark, satirical and bone-rattlingly thrilling, with a career-peak turn from Jake Gyllenhaal.

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