It makes me really sad when a movie like this (with an A-list star and horror/thriller marketing) makes very little money. Instead of going to see a movie concerning the real horrors of life with one of the best performances of the year (Jake Gyllenhaal, Prisoners), people will go see movies like Ouiji. While I take Rotten Tomatoes reviews with a grain of salt, I do think that the website gives a good gauge of how a movie is going to be.
With that being said, if you look at RT alone, you will see how much better a movie Nightcrawler is. And if you haven’t been on RT and are reading my blog first, I thank you for that because this blog is pretty awesome.
I’m not gonna lie, I haven’t seen as many movies as I usually have this year, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t safely say that Nightcrawler has already won a spot on my top 10 list. It is a very clever and sleek movie. Along with its thrilling premise of an entrepreneur starting his own nightcrawling business (filming night accidents, shootings, etc. and selling the footage to local TV stations – don’t get any ideas, probably too late), the dialogue is extremely well written.
This allows Jake Gyllenhaal have one of the best performances in his career as the egocentric, crazy maniac that he becomes. You really never know what is going to happen next, if you are going to laugh or cringe, and you may even learn a little something about how the “why” is much more important than the “what” in life.
By: Jonny Havey | Executive Producer