Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Byr Dan Gilroy

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Release: 2014-10-31
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 1h 58min
  • Director: Dan Gilroy
  • Producer: Bold Films
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
7.7/10
7.7
From 9,044 Certification

Description

Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling—where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars. Aided by Nina (Rene Russo), a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

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  • Creepy but very good. Definitely worth seeing.

    5
    By Jgrn19
    I wasn’t sure how I would view Jake is a dark movie, but he had me ftom the very first seen. He looked the part and played it perfectly. I’ve never met a Lou, but he showed me just what that person would be. The movie left me strangely uncomfortable. It exploits that morbid fascination I think we all have. We all say we don’t want to see this stuff, but the ratings clearly state otherwise. I guess I’m uncomfortable because it points that out. Excellent movie. I thinks it’s a must see. You will learn something about yourself.
  • Jake the Oscar worthy

    5
    By Risib58438936
    This movie is great the script good but jake elevates this movie to a whole new level of greatness
  • Loses your focus and your pariona

    5
    By Nicholas becerra
    Nightcrawler is a thrilling but creepy entertaining crime movie and with Jake Gyllehaal taking the lead he is awesome don't miss this thrillier crime movie it's amazing.
  • Great movie

    5
    By NoStringss
    Took a chance and wasn’t disappointed, Great movie from beginning to end.
  • Best movie

    5
    By Serrano J.
    Makes the night stringer life into something darker than it i
  • Horrible, horrible movie.

    1
    By MovieCritic911
    So predictable, 1/4 of the film is a Dodge commercial. I’ll never understand why people “enjoy” this move.
  • Creepy, Sort of Believable

    3
    By SK1003
    Although the movie makes some interesting observations about "bottom feeder" tabloid news, the story line seems a little hard to believe. Jake Gyllenhaal's character is so creepy and his "how to be successful" business babble is so incessant that you wonder why anyone with a decent paycheck would want anything to do with him. Yet, he charms or coherces everyone. Also, I wish the ending was more rewarding like Jake was obliviated by a flamethrower.
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Jamgymnast
    Jake Gyllenhaal is my favorite actor and he did an amazing job with his character. I believed every bit of Lou Bloom's insane personality. Great film, highly recommend.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Movie Reviewer 🐰
    Wow. This movie is extremely underrated. Jake Gyllenhaal was perfect for this role. Very memorable, and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Great movie 👍
  • A Dark Take on Journalism

    4
    By HenryDavid13
    Whoah, Fox gave Nightcrawler his own movie? Oh wait, this isn’t an X-Men movie, it’s a crime thriller. Anyway, we open up by meeting Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a petty thief making money by stealing stuff and selling it, but only for himself, so he’s no Robin Hood. In fact, he doesn’t do anything as well meaning as Robin Hood. Anyway, after bargaining for a higher pay (and failing) he drives around until he sees an active crime scene and a pair of stringers film police pulling a woman out of a car crash. When one of the duo (Bill Paxton) reveals he’s selling it to local news stations to use on air, Lou develops an ambition to boldly do what these guys do, and what follows is his machiavellian quest to be the very best stringer that no one ever was. We waste no time getting into the independent news chaser story, which makes sense from the discovery of this being a thing to the climactic “in over his head” climax. I’m going to be honest, the character of Lou Bloom is not very well developed, though we all have aspirations we should be careful not to choke on. In fact, you kind of grow to dislike Lou, which I think is the point of the movie, given the fact that he and his business partner Rick (Riz Ahmed) run around filming crime scenes and anything the police show up at to sell to a local news station. You really grow to dislike him because he’s a pain to Nina (Rene Russo), the woman who runs the station Lou sells to, to the point he gets creepy on her, and I know we all have aspirations, but this guy crosses the line to the point where he’s essentially a serial killer with a camera and a temper. It’s also seen in the way he treats Rick: horribly. He’s just relentless, thankless, and just plain rude to the guy who gives his time to help make these shenanigans possible. He’s not very relatable in this sense, but Rick serves as the entry point for the audience, and the guy says what’s on most viewer’s minds: “What the hell’s he doing?” He and everybody else get no real development, but for the relatability factor, I’ll recognize him as the eyes of the audience. Nightcrawler also has this dark and gritty feel to it that just feels raw and believable, and everything we see advances the plot and speaks to the character of Lou Bloom and his insanity. Another flaw I’d like to point out though, is the vast levels of profanity. Was it really that necessary? It helps it feel raw, but I felt they could have toned down the language and made this accessible to younger audiences who should probably see this to see what media has become today: a scary, unpredictable force that brutally sticks to its guns in the face of being wrong. Before I go, I just wanna say James Newton Howard’s score was a nice movie score, just getting that out there to end on a positive note. So now, I can say that Nightcrawler is a hard-hitting tale of modern media and the world of TV news in the age of the Internet, led by a psychotic cameraman who wants to be the very best at it for no real reason, seen through the eyes of a sane guy who just needs to make some money, and tells it like it is, unlike news media today.

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