Friday, October 31, 2014

Nightcrawler

Rated R / 1 hr 57 min / Crime - Drama - Thriller

What is it about?


Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou, a down on his luck man who will do anything to build a new carreer. Lou notices a car wreck on the side of the road, so he pulls over to observe. He encounters Bill Paxton filming the accident and then negotiating with a news station on the price of the footage. He asks Bill for a job, but is denied. He decides to go freelance with a camera he purchased from a pawn shop using stolen goods. He makes a deal with one of the local news stations, and thus his new carreer is born.

You will like it if..

You like thrillers with Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake Gyllenhaal nails this performance as a manipulative psychopath. The script isn't as good as Gone Girl, but it isn't too far behind it. The movie has a deliberate pace that will turn off some. Gyllenhaal himself sells the movie. His character is the type that makes you not want to miss what kind of craziness he is going to do next. His ambition is unmatched. If Gone Girl wasn't still in theaters then this would be the best movie in theaters right now. It's worth seeing if you are interested. The previews don't make it look as good as it is.

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