Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 7.9 10 369887


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Jake Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom
Rene Russo as Nina Romina
Bill Paxton as Joe Loder
Danny Kaye as Hubert Hawkins
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1hr 58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mitchmcc 4 / 10

bottom line, does not work

Warning: possible spoilers

First, I really like this plot, and really wanted to like this movie. But it contains so many things that are simply not believable, it ultimately fails.

Jake Gyllenhaal does a good job portraying a creepy/weird guy who decides to become a video news reporter. But people like him make other people want to run away, not grant them full access to whatever they want!

After getting some closeup images of a few accidents, which he is able to sell to a local news station that is desperate for ratings, he begins to think that he is Edward R. Murrow and starts making demands. The problem I have with this is that in greater LA, the idea that for any one incident he might not be as much as an hour away, means that *no one* could guarantee that they would be able to get these videos regularly. It would not matter what your journalism skills might be. Yet the movie shows him essentially holding up the news station as if he could guarantee these types of results.

Next, every time he arrives at a crash or fire, there are no other cars backed up. He drives right up to the actual scene! Next, although a few police tell him to get back, in the real world, he would never be able to do what he does in the movie!

Next, when he goes in to the scene of the supposed home invasion, which he heard about on the police scanner, and spends 5 minutes there before the police get there is not believable. Once the police find out, it is not believable that he would not be put under interrogation for 12 hours... instead he just makes some glib remarks and walks out. Any true police show like "The First 48" will show you how wrong this is.

Finally, the idea that the police know he set up the final scene where the policeman is shot, and that he is just able to go on about his life as a news moguls is ridiculous.

Maybe it is because I am a true crime buff that this made me so crazy, but if you watch this, you will see what I mean. I would not recommend it.


Reviewed by Myriam Nys 8 / 10

a timely warning

An enormously vivid movie that actually has something important and relevant to say. Gyllenhaal is superbly convincing as an egregiously awful human/hyena hybrid, while Russo shines as his more polished but equally dangerous enabler.

All through the movie I kept hoping for some poetic justice : if there ever was a character who deserved a bullet through the spleen or a collision with a burning truck, it was Lou Bloom. Upon reflection the movie's ending is better. Bloom thrives and is about to divide and multiply himself into infinity, like cancer cells.

A cautionary tale about the consequences and side-effects of our desire for ever more shocking and intrusive news footage.

Reviewed by Tony 10 / 10

Very good film.

It's scary in a very real sense, it's about boundaries, crossing the line, like when did news become entertainment. How often do we see news reports that are nothing more than opinions because they don't have enough or any facts to report. It has moments of humour, our anti hero is trying to live the American dream based on some online business course. Problem being he treats life & everyone as a business deal, some of which is very funny. But then it raises the question have we forgotten morality and decency in a pursuit of wealth. Sometimes reviews work, I only watched this whilst searching through and found a highly rated film by viewers.

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