Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  117 min.
Release Date: October 31, 2014
DVD: February 10, 2015
Netflix: February 1, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.63
based on 88 votes and 24 reviews
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Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo


Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is not having much luck with his job search. After witnessing an accident, he quickly finds himself caught up in the underground and nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism, scouring Los Angeles for gruesome crime-scene footage.

Lou becomes entranced with this world and quickly progresses in the field, even beating the police to crime scenes. However, he begins taking risky liberties—including moving bodies to get a better shot. He finds himself in trouble with the law when he is accused of withholding information from the police in order to catch a murderer himself.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Studio: Open Road Films
Producer(s): David Lancaster, Jennifer Fox, Michel Litvak, Tony Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal
Screenplay: Dan Gilroy
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  • 5 stars "Simply fantastic. Very original and absolutely the best acting from Jake. Brilliant."
  • 5 stars "LOVED IT!!!!"
  • 5 stars "This really impressed me. Jake Gyllenhaal was amazing. Very tense and entertaining."