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Release date October 31, 2014

Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) crawls the streets of L.A at night capturing images from real crime scenes, and then selling the video to television newsrooms. Soon his dedication to this work supersedes a proper respect for his subject and the victims.

Why is Nightcrawler rated R? The MPAA rated Nightcrawler R for violence, bloody images, and language.

Rating & Content Info

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Why is Nightcrawler rated R? Nightcrawler is rated R by the MPAA for violence, bloody images, and language.

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Frequent portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Frequent depictions of the aftermath of violence, with blood and some detail shown.
- Depictions of fighting, shooting and accident trauma.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Occasional upsetting and disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references and language.

Approximately 80 instances of coarse language including:
- Frequent, sometimes aggressive use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Frequent use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- References to drugs, alcohol or tobacco use.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language. Violence.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence. Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Nightcrawler is directed by Dan Gilroy and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Rene Russo.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Nightcrawler movie is February 10, 2015. Here are some details…

Nightcrawler releases to home video on February 10, 2015.

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