- 1h 57min
- Directed by: Dan Gilroy
- Written by: Dan Gilroy
- Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
- UK release: 31 October 2014
Lou (Gyllenhaal) is a young man in LA who finds work as a freelance cameraman, feeding grisly news footage to the sensationalistic networks. A characterful satire of the cynicism, manipulation and inhumanity prevalent in TV news, with showstopping work from Gyllenhaal as the motor-mouthed protagonist.
When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
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Nightcrawler27 Oct 2014
Penetrating satire with a blackly comic streak starring a sensational Jake Gyllenhaal
What do you get if you cross Tom Ripley, Rain Man's Raymond Babbitt and American Psycho? Well, apparently you get Lou Bloom, an ambitious, manically assiduous character who finds employment as a professional rubber-necker. Played by Jake Gyllenhaal…
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