Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Le Rôdeur

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A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of LA crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder, and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cutthroat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents.
Edition: Blu-ray widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (117 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, surround, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, Blu-Ray, 1080p HD, region A, rda
Alternative Title: Rôdeur [dvd]

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eabramlett
May 01, 2019

Not much here except a dismal story about horrible people.

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JLMason
Apr 21, 2019

Gyllenhaal’s performance as the creepy, sociopathic videographer of blood and violence in LA makes this otherwise average movie quite riveting. He’s intelligent, learns quickly, and games the TV news system to his advantage. Like those who tune in to view accidents and mayhem, watch with horrified fascination; you can’t look away.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 27, 2019

This movie is about a hungry journalist, Jake Gyllenhaal, who feeds on footage taken place at night. He then purses a career as cameraman, armed with a camcorder and police scanner. He then scavenges the night hours in hopes to catch footage of grisly crimes. He catches the eye of a news director, who welcomes him to raise her channels reviews. He then begins to go on great lengths to catch the best shots. I enjoyed this movie, I thought it was very dark and very scary all at the same time. Overall would recommend it, If you already dislike Jake Gyllenhaal then don’t bother because it doesn’t get better. 4/5 Stars @Effystonem at the Hamilton Public Library of the Teen Review Board.

Nightcrawler is a movie about a reporter Lou Bloom played by Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake really does a great job at playing a hungry journalist trying to make his mark. He starts to go over the top filming horrible scenes like car wrecks and murders before the police even arrive. He starts to become uncaring and hungry for the money and fame. He gets creeper and creeper as the movie progresses and really looks the part as he looks almost like a vampire with dark eyes a overly thin body and pale skin. Nightcrawler is a great thriller. I liked it as it was something different than the typical thriller. Worth watching. 4/5 Stars. @McRee of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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firefly5
Oct 28, 2017

The guy is a creep! REALLY A CREEP! UCK!

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therhiannamater
May 10, 2017

I enjoyed the heck out of this movie. I've never really scene Jake Gyllenhaal in anything this dark before and it lead me to the inevitable conclusion that he's in the modern day master class of acting. The story is a slow burn of suspense that may be too slow moving for some, but I found it to be dangerously intriguing, something that kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat.

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lmlee7
Mar 30, 2017

One of the worst movies I have ever seen. I can't believe I sat through it waiting for it to implode. If you're a diehard Jake Gyllenhaal fan, well, he does a masterful job playing a manipulative pathological looney you hate immediately. Perhaps the role was merely practice. Pass on this drivel.

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gingin1972
Mar 25, 2017

Pretty good movie!

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Jalenridge
Feb 21, 2017

Thought provoking film. Disturbing but engrossing. Jake Gyllenhaal's character may be a creepy sociopath, but as is suggested in the "bonus feature", in some ways he represents many of his age who are caught between their online lives and the world of precarious work.

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booksmile
Jan 21, 2017

An egocentric, morally-repugnant main character with absolutely no empathy for other people. And it gets worse from there. Agh, need brain bleach now.

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nparrish
Sep 13, 2016

Better than I expected; way better than most crap coming out of Hollywood. Surprised me more than usual, so I won't give anything away.

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TokyoxNightmare
May 28, 2019

TokyoxNightmare thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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VladTheGreen
Aug 22, 2016

VladTheGreen thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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JihadiConservative
Apr 02, 2016

JihadiConservative thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Aug 12, 2015

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Apr 29, 2015

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JihadiConservative
Apr 02, 2016

Coarse Language: "fuck" is used 70 times roughly

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JihadiConservative
Apr 02, 2016

Violence: Car accidents, murders, blood, and very disturbing content.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 02, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Extremely intense and VERY disturbing.

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2015

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Detective: You filmed him dying.
Lou: That's my job, that's what I do, I'd like to think if you're seeing me you're having the worst day of your life.
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Lou: My motto is if you want to win the lottery you've got to make money to get a ticket.
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Nina: Friends don't pressure friends to sleep with them.
Lou: Actually that's not true because as you know Nina, a friend is a gift you give yourself.
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Rick: You gotta call the cops.
Lou Bloom: And we will. At the right time.
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Lou: You see, Rick, they've done studies, and they found that in any system that relies on cooperation, from a school of fish or say even a professional hockey team for example, these experts have identified communication as the number one single key to success.

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