Nightcrawler [DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 1242633
  • Release Date: 02/10/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (474 out of 501)

Special Features


  • If it bleeds, it leads: making Nightcrawler
  • Feature commentary with writer/director Dan Gilroy, producer Tony Gilroy, and editor John Gilroy

Synopsis


Nightcrawler
An ambitious young crime journalist probes the dark underbelly of L.A. in this cynical urban drama that marks the feature directorial debut of film writer Dan Gilroy (Real Steal, The Bourne Legacy). Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a petty thief in search of a payday when he stumbles onto the scene of a grisly car accident, and witnesses seasoned "Nightcrawler" Joe Loder (Bill Paxton) gathering video footage for a local news broadcast. Convinced that this is a career he could excel at, Lou promptly purchases a police scanner and a cheap video camera, and hits the streets. In short order Lou has hired an assistant (Riz Ahmed) to help him navigate the city streets, and started selling footage to local TV producer Nina (Rene Russo), one of Joe's regular buyers. A fast learner with an eye for detail, Lou isn't above manipulating a crime scene in order to get a picture that tells a story. When Lou beats the police to the scene of a deadly home invasion in an affluent neighborhood, however, his shocking footage catches the attention of two homicide detectives who suspect he's hiding evidence that could be crucial to their investigation. But that very footage may be just what Lou needs to enter the big time. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Lou Bloom
  • Rene Russo
    Rene Russo - Nina
  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton - Joe Loder
  • Michael Papajohn
    Michael Papajohn - Security Guard
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    Marco Rodriguez - Scrapyard Owner



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 501 reviews

95%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great performances

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    jrswifty
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    This movie deserves a ton of awards especially from the lead in this thriller

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stellar performance. Great twist

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    NolCol
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    Gyllenhaal gives a powerhouse performance and the story is non-stop thrills. It's fast paced and engrossing. Edge of your seat stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An edgy and dark trip.

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    ralph
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    An edgy, dark trip through the sound bite and big story mentality of todays' media. Proves Jake is more than just a pretty face!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Boring

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    James68
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    Just boring, slow and predictable. Absolutely no standout performances from anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could have been great

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    JRoto
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    This movie demonstrated another stellar performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. It's really unfortunate that this performance did not earn him a nomination for an Academy Award. The story of this movie could have made for a very good movie. Unfortunately it just did not achieve such greatness. Well worth seeing but beware that this movie contains some graphic violence.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

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    milwtom
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    Somehow I bit into the reviews of web sites and blind bought this. Just not my type of movie. Must just be me but thank god for ebay as I was able to recoup most of my purchase price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Action

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    Madeindade
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    Not my type of movie. I don't like watching people without respect for other people life

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays the best creep in this movie

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    Twitch420
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    Dark, disturbing performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, but very good storyline.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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