CeX Review- Nightcrawler

Mike Lee writes- Everyone seems to love Nightcrawler, Dan Gilroy’s 2014 crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal. At the time of writing, it holds a 95% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 223 reviews. Their summary says it “offers dark, thought-provoking thrills”. It was even nominated for the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. I feel like I have to mention all this, because I’m at a complete loss: the film I watched last night, on Blu-ray, didn’t offer me any thrills – least of all dark, thought-provoking ones.

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Spiewie 2229d ago

Better late than never. 2/5 is quite low I enjoyed the movie even though it most certainly was not the best of the year.

coolbeans2229d ago

While it is, at the end of the day, going to be opinion...I can't help but judge this one as being poorly explained and not very honest.

For starters: how can you consider the evil media theme as an "afterthought" while still also acknowledging that the movie centers around that? It obviously wasn't something that was thought of later but rather part of the original plan for this screenplay/film. Also, unless you plan on challenging opinions opposing your own through careful examination of the film itself, you're not going to get much of a long-lasting audience.

*Coming for the biased opinion of someone who thought Nightcrawler was one of the best movies of 2014.