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When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

  1. Dan Gilroy

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Louis Bloom

  2. Rene Russo

    Rene Russo

    Nina Romina

  3. Riz Ahmed

    Riz Ahmed


  4. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton

    Joe Loder

  5. Kevin Rahm

    Kevin Rahm

    Frank Kruse

  6. Michael Hyatt

    Michael Hyatt

    Detective Frontieri

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget $8,500,000.00

Revenue $38,697,217.00


Release Information

  • October 31, 2014
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Vincent

By Vincent

Survival of the Batsh!t Craziest

Here we have a sociopath for the digital age. A Taxi Driver for the early 21st Century. Louis Bloom might have been born yesterday, just before taking an online course in Small Business Management, the new way to self-educate, without the petty annoyances of human contact and interaction. Every basic lesson he absorbed is put to the test with the obsessive solitary singular purpose of succeeding. Jake Gyllenhaal immerses himself in the role with psychotic stupor. He speaks with the same forward-plotting conviction whether tossing about obvious clichés o... read the rest.

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