Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is odd. When he talks, his speech is filled with self-empowerment phrases, business theories, and lots of ambition. But he's unemployed, living in a tiny apartment, and a thief who's willing to get violent to get what he wants. When Lou sees Joe Loder (Bill Paxton) arrive at an accident to film it and sell it to the news, Lou is hooked.
Overall grade: A-
Reviewed by James Lynch