• R
  • 2014
  • 117 min
  • USA
  • crime, drama, thriller

Louis Bloom, a petty thief, realises that he can make money by capturing photographs of criminal activities and starts resorting to extreme tactics to get them.

Director: Dan Gilroy

Screenwriter: Dan Gilroy

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed

Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.


  • Dan Gilroy
    Dan Gilroy

    Dan Gilroy was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy, and sculptor and writer Ruth Dorothy. His brother Tony Gilroy is a screenwriter and director; and his fraternal twin brother, John Gilroy, is a film editor. Through his father, he is of Italian, Irish and German descent.

Main Cast


Producer: Jennifer Fox, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak

Editor: John Gilroy

Casting: Mindy Marin, Dixie Webster

Director Of Photography: Robert Elswit

Original Music Composer: James Newton Howard

Costume Design: Amy Westcott

Executive Producer: Betsy Danbury, Gary Michael Walters

Associate Producer: Juliana Guedes, Garrick Dion

Production Design: Kevin Kavanaugh


Tagline: The city shines brightest at night

Genres: crime, drama, thriller

Certificate: R

Categories: los angeles, sociopath, journalism, freelancer, neo noir, manipulation, news broadcast, cynicism


Year: 2014

Runtime: 117 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, Datasat


  • Jake Wilson (Sydney Morning Herald)

    The film remains an amusingly sick joke and, despite its preachiness, a fun ride. Full Review ...

  • Scott Marks (San Diego Reader)

    A gritty urban comedy noir, a scathing, Network-worthy disembowelment of television newsgatherers that will leave you craving a shower. Full Review ...