Nocturnal Animals

115 mins
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams star in this romantic thriller from writer-director Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and... More

Where to watch Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals is available to stream in New Zealand now... More on Netflix and Apple TV Store.

Nocturnal Animals | Ratings & Reviews

"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."

Flicks, Aaron YapFlicks

"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."


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

Total FilmTotal Film

"Feels almost unbearably cruel and cynical."

Time OutTime Out

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

Time MagazineTime Magazine

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

The GuardianThe Guardian

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


"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."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"You might just find something absolutely phenomenal."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

Nocturnal Animals | Details

Award winner
Best Supporting Actor (Taylor-Johnson), Golden Globes 2017; Silver Lion (Grand Jury Prize) winner at Venice Film Festival 2016
R16, Violence, sexual violence, offensive language & nudity
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin