In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Nightcrawler,' 'Before I Go to Sleep' and More

Nightcrawler Still - H 2014
Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival

Nightcrawler Still - H 2014

And see what THR's critics are saying about the Daniel Radcliffe horror-fantasy 'Horns' and the death-focused short film collection 'ABCs of Death 2'

A shady journalist, an amnesiac and a dude with horns are all headed to theaters this weekend with the releases of Nightcrawler, Before I Go to Sleep and Horns. 

Find out what The Hollywood Reporter's critics are saying about the weekend's new offerings (along with which film will top the weekend's box office).


Director Dan Gilroy's drama stars Jake GyllenhaalRene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton in the story of a journalist who starts meddling with crime scenes. "Gilroy doesn’t always know when to settle down or call it quits," and "there are too many screws loose here to make for a completely solid picture," writes THR film critic Jordan Mintzer in his review

Read more Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Nightcrawler' Director on How Language and Michael Moore Shaped Story

Before I Go to Sleep

A woman with amnesia learns more about her past in director Rowan Joffe's thriller. Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong star. THR film critic Leslie Felperin writes in her review that this is a "decidedly average psychological thriller." 


Daniel RadcliffeJuno Temple, Max Minghella and Heather Graham star in director Alexandre Aja's horror-fantasy film about a man who grows horns after his girlfriend's mysterious death. The movie displays an "ability not to stumble under its peculiar mix of elements," and "Radcliffe takes to this vengeful-demon stuff with relish," writes THR film critic John DeFore in his review.

ABCs of Death 2

The death-centric film is a collection of 26 short films from various directors. Tristan Risk, Martina Garcia and Beatrice Dalle are among the castmembers. THR film critic Frank Scheck writes that "the highly varied efforts miss far more often than hit, with the filmmakers too often struggling to make an impact with the short time allotted." Read his full review here.