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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nightcrawler: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First, we would like to thank Captive Cinema for the movie passes of Nightcrawler as we are able to see the film last night at Robinsons Galleria. When we first heard the film; we thought that it was nice to see Jake Gyllenhaal to play as X-Men's Nightcrawler in a stand-alone film. However, after watching the trailer, we were a bit disappointed that this film doesn't involve mutants nor super powers. Well, but after watching it, we now understand why this film got a lot of positive reviews from the critics.

Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a small-time thief at night, searching for a legit career that can turn his life around. One night, Louis stumbles on an accident on the freeway where a freelance news camera man is taking a video to sell to mainstream news programs. From there, he decided to try his skills to be a "nightcrawler" and even bought his own equipments. With his work headlining each day, Louis tries to cross the line and exploit everything for the sake of his job.

After a disappointing "Enemy," Jake Gyllenhaal, he came back strong in one of his most memorable performance here in "Nightcrawler."  He dropped 30lbs to play the role where he delivers a solid act in portraying a sociopath who is willing to do anything by simply waiting and attack his prey unguarded. The energy he provides is just too calm but there is something inside him that is just waiting for a spark so it can explode.


The film delivers a compelling plot that is very easy to follow through. You'll get hooked and mesmerized especially when Gyllenhaal starts to throw his lines. We also loved Rene Russo who did her part as she  keeps it steady all the time. Director Dan Gilroy takes us into a nocturnal world where he builds some momentum to produce in the thrill and excitement. especially in the latter part, so he can end it with a bang. It's just a roller-coaster ride where you'll be left to crave for more scenes at the end.

Overall, Nightcrawler is just a crafty slick film. Jake Gyllenhaal elevates himself while the rest of the cast were simply outstanding. It's not a film that everyone can enjoy, but it is definitely worth it especially if you want something new to experience inside the cinema.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9.5 out of 10 stars  

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

Directed by: Dan Gilroy
Distributed by: Captive Cinema
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide 

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