Nightcrawler is a crime/thriller film written and directed by Dan Gilroy of The Bourne Legacy. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed. The movie was produced by Jennifer Fox, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tony Gilroy, David Lancaster, Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters. Gilroy made his directorial debut with this film.

The RMG News team were hired as technical consultants and advisers on the production working closely with Dan Gilroy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton. In the movie Jake plays a hard-working young man seeking employment who stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. Director Dan Gilroy went on to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screen play.


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Critic reviews:
The brother of filmmaker Tony Gilroy (Michael Clayton), screenwriter Dan Gilroy (Real Steel, The Bourne Legacy) makes a dynamic directorial debut with "Nightcrawler". Full review

 Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media

Sharp, dark, satirical and bone-rattlingly thrilling, with a career-peak turn from Jake Gyllenhaal. It’s this year’s Drive. Full review

 Dan JolinEmpire

Overstatement is the sincerest form of outrage in Nightcrawler, an impressive directorial debut from screenwriter Dan Gilroy that, true to its title, creeps under the viewer’s skin. Full review

Ann HornadayWashington Post

The result is a very good movie—and a milestone in Gyllenhaal’s career—but one in which the pieces don’t quite fit together. Full review

 Christopher OrrThe Atlantic

Nightcrawler curves and hisses its way into your head with demonic skill. Full review

 Peter TraversRolling Stone

Gyllenhaal makes this antihero funny, scary and fearlessly strange. Full review

 Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

At the center, and rarely off-screen, Gyllenhaal inhabits Lou with creepy authority. Full review

 Richard CorlissTime