Lovely portrait of the dark side. The purity of this clear, singular objective somehow has a beauty and an almost funny innocence to it. In that way it sheds some light on the hollow darkness of human nature in an individual as they echo within an institution, and supply and demand.
This is a very good film which is unusual as most American films made over the past 10 years are total rubbish aimed at backward 10 year olds. Jake Gyllenhaal as the Nightcrawler is creepy and stylish and the film has a great moral: murder, psychopathic ruthlessness and sexual predatoriness will help you to succeed in business in the USA. Delightful!
In "Nightcrawler" the desire to sensationalise and achieve the highest news ratings (for money and status) completely overcomes any intrusion to the private lives of those affected by a certain event. This portrayal of trashy journalism (in my opinion) is almost inhuman and hard to watch. Brilliant, if not by Rene Russo's too hysterical performance.