Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams star in this romantic thriller from writer-director Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright.

"Susan (Adams) is a successful L.A. art gallery owner who wants for very little, yet she finds her paradise troubled by the frequent absences of her second husband (Armie Hammer), a handsome young doctor, due to his incessant travelling. Susan is rattled further when a manuscript arrives on her desk, written by her long-estranged first husband, Tony (Gyllenhaal).

"Alone, with her current husband away in New York, Susan opens the manuscript and is propelled into the fictional life of a teacher (also Gyllenhaal) whose drive to his summer house with his family is about to turn into a nightmare. As Susan gets deeper into the book, she is forced to examine her own past. Oscillating effortlessly between Susan's reality and the story within a story, Ford slowly and meticulously turns the screws, delving into suspense while keeping a firm hand on the disturbing drama." (Toronto International Film Festival)

Best Supporting Actor (Taylor-Johnson), Golden Globes 2017; Silver Lion (Grand Jury Prize) winner at Venice Film Festival 2016
2016Rating: R16, Violence, sexual violence, offensive language & nudity115 minsUSA
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Nocturnal Animals / Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Fashion designer-turned-filmmaker Tom Ford knows how to grab our attention, I’ll give him that. His sophomore directorial effort, Nocturnal Animals, opens with what is probably the most dazzling curtain-raiser of the year: a slow-mo procession of flesh and glitter that plays like a provocative rebuke of the way the opening credits of the James Bond franchise have traditionally converted women’s bodies into stylised, seductive props.

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Variety

Variety

Tom Ford's first film since 'A Single Man' is another winner, an ambitious high-wire noir thriller with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in an explosive tale of love, violence, and revenge.

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Total Film

Total Film

Style is substance in Ford's second film. Unlike many puzzle-piece movies, it thrills on every level.

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Time Out

Time Out

Feels almost unbearably cruel and cynical.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The movie feels glazed and remote, a surface with all the identifying fingerprints polished off.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This is a terrifically absorbing thriller with that vodka-kick of pure malice.

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Stuff

Stuff

Movies like Nocturnal Animals make their mark on me by being provocative, artfully constructed and narratively compelling.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Tom Ford takes his stylish shears to Austin Wright's intricate 1993 novel Tony And Susan, cutting and splicing to re-assemble a gleaming array of images in a narrative Russian doll.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

You might just find something absolutely phenomenal.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film once again demonstrates that Ford is both an intoxicating sensualist and an accomplished storyteller...

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