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Summary Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a driven young man desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfa...

Directed By: Dan Gilroy

Written By: Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 45 Critic Reviews
76
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 1,379 User Ratings
8.6
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Summary Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a driven young man desperate for work, discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfa...

Directed By: Dan Gilroy

Written By: Dan Gilroy

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 45 Critic Reviews
76
84% Positive
38 Reviews
16% Mixed
7 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 45 Critic Reviews
76
84% Positive
38 Reviews
16% Mixed
7 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 1,379 User Ratings
8.6
93% Positive
1287 Ratings
5% Mixed
63 Ratings
2% Negative
29 Ratings

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 1,379 User Ratings
8.6
93% Positive
1287 Ratings
5% Mixed
63 Ratings
2% Negative
29 Ratings

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Production Company Bold Films, Nightcrawler, Sierra / Affinity
Release Date Oct 31, 2014
Duration 1 h 57 m
Rating R
Tagline The City Shines Brightest at Night
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
Online Film & Television Association
• 1 Win & 10 Nominations