Nightcrawler Reviews

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May 27, 2020
I really liked this movie... I found it a little dark.
March 26, 2020
I don't think my mom would like it, but that's fine. I did.
September 6, 2019
It's an excitingly well written, dark hearted treatise with a vitriolic little statement all its own, a glorious new love letter to the seedy underside of Los Angeles, a city that bleeds during sleep.
August 2, 2019
Gyllenhaal's Lou Bloom may not have visible fangs, but he'd give any movie monster an authentic run for their money.
July 30, 2019
Nightcrawler is an audacious mainstream thriller, a bombastic character study and a hell of a first movie for Gilroy, even if it's a little terrifying to think of what characters he will dream up next.
May 31, 2019
Gyllenhaal is Nightcrawler's battery; his creation, cooked from the greasy rinds of Jordan Belfort et al., saturates every frame with a queasy intensity.
April 3, 2019
The aphorisms scattered throughout the film allude to a larger truth. Sadly, the film's inability to empower these feeble social stabs with any authenticity or depth of investigation leaves events feeling flat and forgettable.
March 5, 2019
Nightcrawler is a brilliantly-crafted Neo-noir that has a lingering effect long after the end credits. The film was deservedly nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
January 31, 2019
Nightcrawler kept me on the edge of my seat and senses. It bleeds. It leads. And, you'll surely follow.
January 25, 2019
A dark comedy and thriller rolled into one.
January 25, 2019
It's a good performance from Gyllenhaal, and perhaps it's too good because he overshadows any of the social commentary with one of the year's most uncomfortable characters.
January 8, 2019
Nightcrawler attacked the mainstream media and the global financial crisis and the social inequities that create an undereducated class of internet-only consumers.
November 2, 2018
The movie is a bit soulless, but that's the point.
October 24, 2018
A brisk pace, a taut story, and one hell of a vividly unnerving performance from Gyllenhaal; Dan Gilroy has crafted the most original thriller of the year. Nightcrawler will haunt you for days.
October 23, 2018
Nightcrawler isn't fully the sum of its parts, but with winning central performances, a blackly comic screenplay and a handful of brilliant set pieces, it is still worth your time.
August 31, 2018
Jake Gyllenhaal's greasy performance as Lou Bloom is a spot-on psychopath, spewing forth banalities like a deranged creep, but he never goes so far as to make his character someone you don't recognize.
August 28, 2018
Longtime screenwriter and first-time director Dan Gilroy loses some of the resonance when Bloom starts crossing lines, but there's another level of cultural relevance lurking in the characters.
August 22, 2018
As effective as it is as a character study, the action becomes flat out thrilling and suspenseful, and this is a fascinating, dark misadventure into a life driven by pure, pathetic ambition.
April 11, 2018
Tense, atmospheric, chilling and always engaging, added to by a pulsating, frantic soundtrack, Nightcrawler is a special, often dark, film that strides over a minefield of morals.
February 19, 2018
What a slick and thrilling vampire B-movie this is.
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