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: R16, Violence, offensive language & content that may disturb117 minsUSA
Drama
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

5.0
0

The star of this film is the city of Los Angeles - all those gorgeous shots of the city at night throughout the film. Otherwise I felt it couldn't decide if it was a dark satire or psychological thriller. Apart from his brilliant weight loss I didn't feel Jake Gyllenhaal turned in a particularly memorable performance, just Donnie Darco stylez really...all...

2.0
0

I only went to see this for Jake Gyllenhaal because the trailer made it look so bad! But it was a good surprise for me when I realised that it was just one of thos hollywood trailers that made it look all cheesy and over the top. It was dark and quite exciting to watch.

4.0
0

Jake G is so good in this and I like the commentary on journalism and ethics. Jake G really strayed off the path of good acting for a long time (wish i could forget him in Prince of Persia) but his perf here is so. blimmin. GOOD!

5.0
0

Lou has a mental illness but also a brilliant mind and a different way of seeing people.The dialog between all the actors is so good and delivered with such precision the viewer is drawn into the story.The director is able to capture eye movements and facial expressions which also builds on what is being said. It is a chilling account of a person trying to...

5.0
0

This is a fantastic film, right from the start the audience is drawn into this blurred ethical dilemma with Jake Gyllenhaal's dark, creepy character and his quest for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable journalism. Jake manufactures the story and twists fact and fiction to create a great story. Though there are some slow parts, the film ultimately...

4.0
0

Definitely Jake Gyllenhaal's peak performance. The way he deals with news and footage is almost demonized. When civilian journalism goes to extreme, it poisons the humanity to make a headline.

4.0
0

A fast paced ride along the blurred moral line of what is actually 'news' and how it is gathered. Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is chillingly creepy.

4.0
0

Film is bit creepy however Jack Gyllenhaal is a brilliant actor. I quite enjoyed the last half an hour.

0

Very creepy. Very dark. Hilarious. Good.

5.0
0

Well its not for everyone, but if you like your films strange and a bit twisted, its well worth your time. Jack Gyllenhaal is pretty awesome in it.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

5.0
0

The star of this film is the city of Los Angeles - all those gorgeous shots of the city at night throughout the film. Otherwise I felt it couldn't decide if it was a dark satire or psychological thriller. Apart from his brilliant weight loss I didn't feel Jake Gyllenhaal turned in a particularly memorable performance, just Donnie Darco stylez really...all...

2.0
0

I only went to see this for Jake Gyllenhaal because the trailer made it look so bad! But it was a good surprise for me when I realised that it was just one of thos hollywood trailers that made it look all cheesy and over the top. It was dark and quite exciting to watch.

4.0
0

Jake G is so good in this and I like the commentary on journalism and ethics. Jake G really strayed off the path of good acting for a long time (wish i could forget him in Prince of Persia) but his perf here is so. blimmin. GOOD!

5.0
0

Lou has a mental illness but also a brilliant mind and a different way of seeing people.The dialog between all the actors is so good and delivered with such precision the viewer is drawn into the story.The director is able to capture eye movements and facial expressions which also builds on what is being said. It is a chilling account of a person trying...

5.0
0

This is a fantastic film, right from the start the audience is drawn into this blurred ethical dilemma with Jake Gyllenhaal's dark, creepy character and his quest for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable journalism. Jake manufactures the story and twists fact and fiction to create a great story. Though there are some slow parts, the film...

4.0
0

Definitely Jake Gyllenhaal's peak performance. The way he deals with news and footage is almost demonized. When civilian journalism goes to extreme, it poisons the humanity to make a headline.

4.0
0

A fast paced ride along the blurred moral line of what is actually 'news' and how it is gathered. Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is chillingly creepy.

4.0
0

Film is bit creepy however Jack Gyllenhaal is a brilliant actor. I quite enjoyed the last half an hour.

0

Very creepy. Very dark. Hilarious. Good.

5.0
0

Well its not for everyone, but if you like your films strange and a bit twisted, its well worth your time. Jack Gyllenhaal is pretty awesome in it.

4.0
0