Nightcrawler (2014)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 57 mins

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A young man stumbles upon the underground world of LA freelance crime journalism.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo

Crew: Dan Gilroy (Director), Robert Elswit (Director of Photography), James Newton Howard (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 07 Nov 2014 (India)

Tagline: The City Shines Brightest at Night

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Did you know? Jake Gyllenhaal lost 20 pounds for his role. Read More
What makes “Nightcrawler” a great watch is it’s sheer taste for wickedness and it’s raw velocity.

NIGHTCRAWLER….Sometimes unemployment makes a human mind work in a way, which you will be surprised yourself. One such character is “Lou” played by Jake in the movie. A petty thief unhappy with the current employment situation, is on a job hunt. One fine night finds a way by which he can make money on regular basis. That’s when he ventures in to “night crime reporting”, the job which started as a necessity becomes an obsession, which takes a U turn surprising everyone.

Dan Gilroy takes everyone by surprise in this slick crime thriller, he keeps a steady pace through out the movie without deflecting from the subject. Dan took a timid boy and gave a slick treatment to the character “Lou” . In the beginning you feel sorry for the character but later you develop a hatred towards him. With a subject so intense he tries to keep the humor at it’s best which was laced well with thrilling moments in the movie. Dan did a fantastic job for debutante as a director.

Jake blends in to the character so well, that you start to believe him as “Lou”. He gets submerged in as Lou Bloom, the hatred towards him intensifies throughout the film and he makes sure there is no room for error. He oozes out an eerie feel which gives you chills and keeps you glued to the screen. The supporting cast Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton are absolutely great in this flick.

The cinematography by Robert Elswit is top notch, the drive scenes were shot well with great pace. That was complimented by razor sharp editing by John Gilroy.

What makes “Nightcrawler” a great watch is it’s sheer taste for wickedness and it’s raw velocity. A great film for a first timer, which keeps you hooked on the entire time, like they say “don’t judge the book by it’s cover”……In this case don’t judge this film by it’s posters and budget. It’s not only a great watch but also a brilliant film. Highly recommend it!!!

+’s – Great direction,gripping screenplay and wicked performances.

Rating: 4/5.

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as Lou Bloom
as Nina
as Teenage Boy
as Firefighter
as Linda
as LA Weather Girl
as Stringer
as Control Room Switcher
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as Bill Seward
as Jenny
as Scratchface
as Woman on Screen
as Paramedic
as Cop
as KWLA employee
as Rufus
as DUI Girl
as Cameraman
as Marcus
as Motorist
as Firefighter
as Pawn Shop Owner
as Jackie
as TV Newscaster
as Cop #2
as Frank
as Editor
as News Anchor
as Detective Fronteiri
as Rick
as Firefighter
as Desiree


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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital
Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
The City Shines Brightest at Night
Jake Gyllenhaal lost 20 pounds for his role.

During the scene where Jake Gyllenhaal talks to himself in the mirror, Gyllenhaal got so into the scene that he punched the mirror. The mirror broke and ended up cutting Gyllenhaal's hand. He had to go to a hospital and get stitches. He returned to the set right after he got discharged from the hospital.