Best-Reviewed Thrillers 2014

 

#1

Nightcrawler (2014)
95%

#1
Adjusted Score: 105.175%
Critics Consensus: Restless, visually sleek, and powered by a lithe star performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler offers dark, thought-provoking thrills.
Synopsis: NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom,... [More]
Directed By: Dan Gilroy

#2

Blue Ruin (2014)
96%

#2
Adjusted Score: 101.103%
Critics Consensus: Smart, stripped-down, and thrillingly grim, Blue Ruin proves that a well-told revenge story can still leave its audience on the edge of their seat.
Synopsis: BLUE RUIN is a classic American revenge story that recently won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film... [More]
Directed By: Jeremy Saulnier

#3

Gone Girl (2014)
87%

#3
Adjusted Score: 101.086%
Critics Consensus: Dark, intelligent, and stylish to a fault, Gone Girl plays to director David Fincher's sick strengths while bringing the best out of stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.
Synopsis: GONE GIRL - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets... [More]
Directed By: David Fincher

#4

The Drop (2014)
89%

#4
Adjusted Score: 96.51%
Critics Consensus: There's no shortage of similarly themed crime dramas, but The Drop rises above the pack with a smartly written script and strong cast.
Synopsis: THE DROP is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on... [More]
Directed By: Michaël R. Roskam

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 94.295%
Critics Consensus: Smart, subtle, and steadily absorbing, A Most Wanted Man proves once again that John le Carre books make for sharp, thoughtful thrillers.
Synopsis: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune,... [More]
Directed By: Anton Corbijn

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