Nocturnal Animals ★★½

Hmm... 🤔

Nocturnal Animals is a strange mix of drama, romance and thriller, and doesn't really convince as any of those genres. The thriller element is not satisfying enough, and the interwoven romantic element is too melodramatic, wrapped in an arty farty ambience with predominantly whiny and/or unconvincing characters, with the exception of Michael Shannon's fucked-up Texas cop role.

As far as Jake Gyllenhaal is concerned — I think he excels most in playing profound, abstruse, mentally tormented characters, like in Donnie Darko and Enemy.

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