Nightmare Alley

  • Release Date: December 17, 2021
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery

  • Director: Guillermo del Toro
  • Producer(s): Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
  • Writer(s): Kim Morgan, Guillermo del Toro
  • Studio: Searchlight Pictures
  • Length: 1h 51m | Classification: 14A
  • Le Score Rotten Tomatoes®
    Tomatometer 80% Audience Score 68%


Stanton "Stat" Carlisle (Bradley Cooper), a master manipulator and con artist, arrives in town by bus, looking to join the carnival, where he's intrigued by the words of Clem Hoately (Willem Dafoe) and his mysterious "attraction," which has people questioning whether it is human or beast.

While in town, Stat meets psychiatrist Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), and the two become close, as he looks to improve on his craft and make more money. Teamed up with Lilith, Stat begins to learn that she is probably more dangerous and manipulative than he anticipated, setting him down a path of violence that he must survive.


Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Rooney Mara, Ron Perlman, David Strathairn, Ian Keith
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