Nightcrawler review

  • 29/11/2014

The grimy world of LA crime, and as portrayed in Nightcrawler, the equally grimy world of those who report on it.

Jake Gyllenhaal is Lou Bloom, a loner who morphs himself into a cameraman who chases the stories as they happen, chasing the footage his local TV station will pay good money for.

Nina (Rene Russo) is the hardened news producer tasked with bringing in the ratings and if it bleeds, it leads.

Lou Bloom will be her new best friend.

News, and what's News the way Bloom shoots it, becomes an increasingly blurred line, as his ambitions and commitment grow.

There is something of the TV evangelist in Gyllenhaal's character, one of so many facets so many faces of Louis Bloom revealed over the course of this film.

Creepy doesn't even begin to describe Gyllenhaal in this role. Along with writer/director Dan Gilroy, the actor takes what could have been a late night TV movie and turns it into a complex, confronting and compelling story with an enduringly hypnotic and increasingly repellent leading man. 

An excellent watch,  four-and-a-half stars.

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