Nightcrawler (2014)

nightcrawler“Why you pursue something is as important as what you pursue.” – Lou Bloom

Number of Times Seen – 1 (11 Dec 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A charismatic but savory seeming man trying to find a job, happens upon a crew of night time cameramen who spend their nights seeking sensationalistic news stories to sell to morning TV shows and decides that this is the life for him.

My Take on it – Once again, Jake Gyllenhaal has given us a truly amazing performance that should hopefully lead to an Oscar nomination.

He effectively portrays this hungry character that is too smart for his own good and knows how to always use that to his advantage.

This movie definitely bring to us the message of the danger of television sensationalism in return for lack of privacy and basic human ethics.

The competitive nature of the business can lead to tragic consequences because people can forget that both their audience and ‘victims’ are people too.

The problem with this movie is that as great as Gyllenhaal is, the storyline and plot still leave something to desire.

Bottom Line – Gyllenhaal is great here, but the storyline isn’t as appealing as he is. Great message about the media and how ratings affect the way news is presented. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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9 thoughts on “Nightcrawler (2014)

  1. I barely recognised Jake in the trailer – he looks gaunt and really creepy. Sounds like that informs his performance too. I’ve missed this one now so will have to wait until the DVD. You, like many others, really seem to rate it.


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