This is a thriller but in the creepiest possible way. The movie is really, really good but only because of Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as Louis Bloom. But just as important if not more so was his appearance. Gyllenhaal, a small framed man to begin with, lost 20 pounds for this movie. He worked out 8 hours a day and either ran or road a bike to the set every day. The gaunt look he attained made his eyes the most noticeable thing in the movie. The fact that he only blinked them 3 times in the entire movie keeps you focused on them. As you look at the fake smile and listen to the fast robotic speech with perfect manners, you can’t look away from his dead eyes.