Nightcrawler – Film Review
The story is original, clever and realistic. When I was watching the movie I was wondering how I would react in real life if I had to work for someone as Bloom. If I could trust him, if he won’t do something behind my back, etc. So the story took me somewhere.
I only recognize Gyllenhaal in the movie. He played it very well, I liked how he even changed physically (weight loss) for the movie. World class? Not really, but definitely good and believable. I guess it’s a combination of a good story and good acting. It was a believable story with good acting.
There were some nice plot elements like in the end: the film buddy that got shot and died, sabotaging of the van from the competition and in the end his success was based on manipulation.
The cinematography is really good: a good sense of L.A.
I would consider the genre as a ‘drama’; it also could be a ‘thriller’. Sometimes it’s very clear what genre a movie is, sometimes it’s not so clear. But I do think it matters to categorize a movie to fully understand the context.
Talal Marrakchi, acting student