• Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Nocturnal Animals

Release Date: November 18th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2017

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

A successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner's idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her first husband, who she has not seen in years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.

Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Ellie Bamber, Laura Linney

Director: Tom Ford

Genres: Thriller , Crime drama

Production Co: Focus Features, Fade to Black Productions, Artina Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Pursuit, Brooding, Husband, Mystery, House, Friend, Car, Los Angeles, 2010s, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Nocturnal Animals doesn’t have much substance, but its dazzling style is hard to completely resist. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Confidently dovetailing three strands that depict present and past reality, as well as a dark fictional detour that functions as a blunt real-life rebuke, the film once again demonstrates that Ford is both an intoxicating sensualist and an accomplished storyteller, with as fine an eye for character detail as he has for color and composition. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    As a screenwriter, Ford has made some brave choices in a difficult, complex adaptation. As a director, though, he veers between delivering far too much, and yet not quite enough. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture