Excerpt: Writer/director Dan Gilroy goes for the jugular in his insanely entertaining, disturbing indictment of the media from its insensitivity towards victims to far darker charges. And that’s only “Nightcrawler’s” surface agenda…
Excerpt: Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom as the kind of person who practices smiling in the mirror. In his calm insistence on his own rightness and his tendency to talk like someone who has read the complete works of Tony Robbins, Lou comes across as a twenty-first century Rupert Pupkin or a greasy Tom Ripley.
Excerpt: Disconcerting, unnerving, and darkly, twistedly humorous, “Nightcrawler” unsettles and wriggles under your skin, and it’s your best bet for a ghoulish last day of October at the movies. Jake Gyllenhaal is tremendously chilling.
Excerpt: Lou’s way of treating everyone as pawns in his economic actualization scheme lends the film’s dialogue an acidic screwball quality, which Gilroy pairs with snappy shot-reverse-shot cutting and brisk walk-and-talk dolly shots. It’s because of this pace, which the film sustains for at least its first two acts, that it’s tempting to applaud Lou on his perversely logical tactics rather than scold him for his obvious dollar-sign eyes.
Excerpt: Taxi Driver meets Network – with a sleek-cool retro-modern Drive vibe – in writer-director Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler, an original and highly impressive directing debut from the writer of Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy bolstered by a startling lead performance from Jake Gyllenhaal that rates as one of the year’s best.
Excerpt: Nightcrawler is a joy ride down a path to damnation, it’s exhilarating, disturbing, and brilliant filmmaking. It’s one of the best films of the year. And it’s the absolute perfect choice for Halloween.
Excerpt: Um filme extremamente eficaz e que tende a melhorar com a idade, à medida que confirmamos que estamos a descer tão baixo como “Nightcrawler” nos avisou. Dentro de algumas décadas poderá ser visto como uma referência do que foi este nosso início do século XXI.
Excerpt: While there is some solid writing when it comes to the Lou character–and very little when it comes to any other character–it takes a particular screen presence to give such a fictional construct life. Gyllenhaal is fully committed to the role.
Excerpt: Jake Gyllenhaal’s terrifically creepy-crawly performance as Louis Bloom, a sociopathic newshound, is the main appeal of this scathing, violent send-up of the local news business, where gore rules the ratings game.
Excerpt: Nightcrawler is a wickedly brilliant thriller, a social satire and an eerie look into the mind of a sociopath who can manipulate with the power of cold-blooded reason. That sounds like a tall order, but this is a deceptively simple plot made functional by a well-mounted script and a near-perfect performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.