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Rated R · 117 minutes · 2014

Crime drama, Drama, Thriller
Veering wildly between satire, psychological thrills, and moral drama, Nightcrawler attacks the seediness of contemporary TV journalism like Network on steroids. Dan Gilroy, a veteran Hollywood screenwriter making his directorial debut, delivers his outrage bluntly and aggressively, often resorting to outlandish, violent complications to emphasize the urgency of his message. His social commentary is never really convincing—like most industry professionals, he seems unable to critique media sensationalism without succumbing to it himself—but if you don't think about this too hard, Nightcrawler is thoroughly compelling. For a first-time director, Gilroy demonstrates an uncommon assurance, not only in his audacious tonal shifts but in the stellar work he elicits from his cast and crew. Continue reading >>

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Director: Dan Gilroy
Producer: Michel Litvak, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Gary Walters and Betsy Danbury
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed, Ann Cusack, Kevin Rahm, Michael Hyatt, Viviana Chavez, Chad Guerrero and Kathleen York

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