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Great acting and really good story
Jake Gyllenhaal owns the show with his downright amazing performance as a charismatic go-getter who doesn't know where to draw the line. The film gets darker in a way that will leave you on the edge of your seat watching the kind of trainwreck you just can't look away from.
One of the best films of the past couple of years!
The way Jake Gyllenhaal plays this absolutely merciless reporter is simply amazing. You are tensioned for almost every second of the movie.
This is a great movie that tells an unusual story. The background shots of LA alone are worth watching for. Not a run of the mill movie but a real work of art.
Jake Gyllenhaal provides an incredibly, fantastic, bone chilling performance, not only giving you the creeps.
Gyllenhaal's Lue is perfectly written to engage the audience just from the beginning of the first act of the film. Everything to Lue is so dark and out of focus, that it seemingly makes you beg to know more about Lou's next move and why he's acting the way he is.
Even though the movie didn't set up an answer for all of these questions about Lou's personal life and what controls his motives, it seemingly interacts with the audience to connect with the character's mix of awkwardness, the rather systematic unhuman approach to the society, and at the same time, you get really attracted to his charm.
The film puts the events in their right places, you never feel there's something out of place or there's something that's added just for that to happen, or act as a plot device. Everything the movie sets acts as the essentials for its conclusion and message, nothing ever feels too much or too heavy just for the sake of nailing that roughly 2-hour runtime like most heavy-budget films do.
This movie is not a heavy-budget project, and that's not the case, but the case is its purpose and the message it delivers through the end of its final act.
The movie is not from a horror perspective, but its thrilling setting up of events makes your heart beat and makes you wander about what is to happen next, it simply makes you care.
Lue is clearly shown from the beginning itself as a criminal, in disguise of a man looking for a job but yet a hard-working and polite one. Due to the film's incredible focus of detail and fantastic pacing, you get thrilled to the building up of events and thus, provokes your thoughts which intensifies your hype and care for what's to happen next.
Lue is amazingly polite, full of charm but the slow build of events and character building allows you discover the flaws with his disturbed self once put in play near the ending of the film. Inspite of knowing that Lue is completely wrong and using what he calls ‘employees' just for the sake of his success and greed, we still get to empathize with the character which is why Lue simply doesn't have a character arc, adding to the fact that the main protagonist of the movie is yet the villain himself, which the society seeks to accept and build up upon, decieved by his hard-working character trait to just serve their need for money, entertainment etc.
The film's cinematography also expertly lines with its message and the protagonist's goal.
Slower starter, but buckle up for the 2nd half!
These movie was extremely engaging
Nightcrawler was a fantastic film with a great score, a handful of intense moments, and an extremely well written, complicated character, portrayed beautifully, by the wonderful Jake Gyllenhaal.
Jake gyllenhaal's performance gave me goosebumps. Jake is creepy, Mysterious, and just plain terrifying as Lou, Rene Russo was as always amazing and this was Riz Ahmed's breakout roll, nightcrawler is one of Jake gyllenhaal's best movies and deserves as much praise for his roles