Nightcrawler Ending Explained [SPOILER!]

SPOILER ALERT: the following article contains massive spoilers, including the ending. If you have not yet seen the movie, proceed at your own risk!

In its opening moments, ‘Nightcrawler’ introduces its twisted protagonist, Lou, who ruthlessly assaults a guard and then steals his expensive watch. Towards the end, he proudly sports the same watch and walks out of a police station, unscathed, even after being heavily interrogated. This narrative parallel between the two scenes perfectly sums up all the themes of the movie surrounding Lou’s sociopathic tendencies and the living embodiment of capitalism that he eventually becomes.

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