Gyllenhaal, Jake

SKU: 025192268588

UPC 025192268588
Release Date 2015-02-10
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 2
Length 118
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis NIGHTCRAWLER is well worth seeing just for Gyllenhaal’s spectacularly creepy performance. -- Grade: B3.5 stars out of 4 -- This is a deliciously twisted piece of work. And Gyllenhaal, coiled and ready to spring, is scarily brilliant.NIGHTCRAWLER is pulp with a purpose. A smart, engaged film powered by an altogether remarkable performance by Jake Gyllenhaal...NIGHTCRAWLER keeps NETWORK's battle cry alive. It's a 21st-century takedown of the media's pandering ''if it bleeds, it leads'' ethos and the ghoulish nightcrawlers who live by it. -- Grade: B+4 stars out of 4 -- This is a classic film, not just because every scene and line is casually beautiful and devoid of extraneous touches, but because its tone is mercilessly exact.Mr. Gyllenhaal’s disciplined and meticulous in its creepiness, and Mr. Gilroy keeps the audience off balance, fascinated and repelled, half rooting for Lou to succeed, and half dreading what he will do next.It’s a brilliant performance by Gyllenhaal in a film that veers from dark satire to tense crime thriller...4 stars out of 5 -- [A] ghoulish satire that trawls the dark corners and neon-soaked streets of LA....Gaunt and bug-eyed, Jake Gyllenhaal excels...Touches of apocalyptic comedy run throughout NIGHTCRAWLER....Gyllenhaal is undeniably committed to the role...5 stars out of 5 -- Sharp, dark, satirical and bone-rattlingly thrilling, with a career-peak turn from Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s this year’s DRIVE.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.
Cast Dan Gilroy (Director)
Dan Gilroy (Screenwriter)
Nic Ratner (Music Director)
Robert Elswit (Director of Photography)
James Newton Howard (Composer)
Brian Ross (Music Director)
Meg Everist (Set Decorator)
Richard L. Fox (Assistant Director)
Betsy Danbury (Production Manager/UPM)
Andy Koyama (Sound Re-Recording)
Mike Smith (Stunt Coordinator)
Rob Burgess (Assistant Director)
Martyn Zub (Sound Re-Recording)
Sven Faulconer (Composer)
Mads Hansen (Production Manager/UPM)
Michael Svitak (Camera Operator)
Pavy Olivarez (Hairstylist)
Price Carson (Co-Star)
Ann Cusack (Co-Star)
Rick Garcia (Co-Star)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Star)
Michael Papajohn (Star)
Bill Paxton (Star)
Marco Rodriguez (Co-Star)
Rene Russo (Star)
Bill Seward (Cameo)
Myra Turley (Co-Star)
Kevin Rahm (Co-Star)
Jamie McShane (Co-Star)
Michael Hyatt (Co-Star)
James Huang (Co-Star)
Lea Franklin (Co-Star)
Dig Wayne (Co-Star)
Christina DeLeon (Co-Star)
Eric Lange (Co-Star)
Kevin Dunigan (Co-Star)
Juan Fernandez (Co-Star)
Rick Chambers (Co-Star)
Sharon Tay (Cameo)
Riz Ahmed (Star)
Jonny Coyne (Co-Star)
Nick Chacon (Co-Star)
Kent Shocknek (Cameo)
Kiff VandenHeuvel (Co-Star)
Carolyn Gilroy (Co-Star)
Pat Harvey (Cameo)
Holly Hannula (Co-Star)
Merritt Bailey (Co-Star)
Lisa Remillard (Co-Star)
Christopher McShane (Co-Star)
Alex Ortiz (Co-Star)
Manuel Lujan (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: If it bleeds, it leads: making Nightcrawler Feature commentary with writer/director Dan Gilroy, producer Tony Gilroy, and editor John Gilroy Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Crime/Legal Drama
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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