Southpaw vs. Nightcrawler



Man, a double bill of these alone is another to show how fucking superb and versatile Jake Gyllenhaal is as an actor. Nightcrawler peaks it for me here. I don't LOVE either of these, but Nightcrawler has the better performance, a more unique screenplay, and is more fascinating. Southpaw's good, but mostly just a generic rise-fall-rise boxing story of redemption that we've seen before, even is Gyllenhaal is *ahem* phenomenal in it too.

Nightcrawler gets the nod...


Gyllenhaal is one of the best actors working today. Going with Nightcrawler

I love boxing movies, and even I thought Southpaw rather sucked. Nightcrawler is brilliant.