Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler (2014)

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 journalism.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 31, 2014
DVD Release Date: February 10, 2015
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like an alternate version of Network in which Faye Dunaway cannibalizes the conscientious William Holden character, Nightcrawler cleverly dispenses with any debate about the tyranny of ratings and the erosion of privacy.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

Crashes and crime scenes are his bread and butter. He is driven. He is innovative. He is happy. He is also a monster - a fiend who preys on people at their weakest and worst moments.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

Nightcrawler is tense and appalling, yet strangely funny, intriguing and engaging at the same time. Watch it.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

A gritty urban comedy noir, a scathing, Network-worthy disembowelment of television newsgatherers that will leave you craving a shower.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Now 33 years old, Gyllenhaal is the same age that De Niro was in Taxi Driver and, like him, he is learning to channel an eerie, inner charisma, offering it up in glimpses and glimmers rather than all at once.

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Rochelle Siemienowicz
Kill Your Darlings

Nightcrawler [works] as a stylish and exciting thriller.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

It seems like a lot of satirical hue and cry about a social problem I'm not sure the nation is currently plagued by. Are local TV news stations really conducting daily bidding wars over the goriest footage random freelancers can bring them?

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

For a first-time director, Gilroy demonstrates an uncommon assurance, not only in his audacious tonal shifts but in the stellar work he elicits from his cast and crew.

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Sarah Marrs
Cinesnark

This is a performance for the film history books, and one that Gyllenhaal inhabits totally.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I quite liked this very dark thriller. Very creepy guy and a scary look at the media.
jay nixon
Good acting but a vile extremely distasteful movie.
Kevin M. Williams
Some will try to confine this blazing hot social commentary to the realm of media news, but that is shortsightedness to a high degree in the dawn of the… More
Albert Kim
"Nightcrawler" is one of those movies where you come to appreciate the movie to a high degree of praise, but at the same time, you tell yourself you… More
Jens S.
Gyllenhaal is terrifying as night time crime camera man. He takes the film through a slower middle part, but overall the movie always works: as acid social… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
An intense thriller, Nightcrawler is worth watching for its unique storyline and riveting climax. Jake Gyllenhaal is effectively creepy in an entertaining,… More