Nightcrawler (2014) – Gyllenhaal’s go-getting ghoul has plenty of gumption…

Nightcrawler

“Nightcrawler‘s Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a guy who never misses an opportunity. When he is caught stealing chain link fencing for scrap metal, he beats up the security guard and steals his watch.

Cruising the streets of Los Angeles one night, he comes across a car crash and sees an independent news crew filming the scene. These people are “Nightcrawlers”, chancers who scour the airwaves for 911 calls and race the emergency services to the scene of the crisis. Any gruesome footage they capture is sold to the TV news networks. Bloom decides that this is the career for him, and pursues it with single-minded zeal…” Click here for the full review (opens in a seperate tab)

 

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About leerobertadams

Lee is an English writer, blogger and film critic living in Brno, Czech Republic. When not watching and writing about movies, he loves football, reading, eating out, and enjoying his adopted home city with his girlfriend and baby daughter.

Posted on 29/01/2015, in cinema, Entertainment, Film, Movies, Reviews, Thriller and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I thought this featured some great performances from Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmad. It featured an original story and got me thinking. I am surprised there were no Oscar nominations as I enjoyed it a great deal. Thanks for the review!

    • Thank you! It’s a weird year for Oscars – a lot of really interesting movies haven’t even got a mention while the noms are pretty conservative. But then – this is the Oscars we’re talking about, so we shouldn’t be surprised!

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