Nightmare Alley (2021)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 3, 2021 (USA), Dec 17, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 139 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
  • AllMovie Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Share on

Synopsis by Maggie Sadler

Manipulative con artist Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) relies on his smooth-talking ways to make it in the world until his unsated ambition compels him to seek more. With the aid of the enigmatic Dr. Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), a psychiatrist, Stan amps up his scams to reap substantial rewards. However, as Lilith allows Stan to see her for who she truly is, Stan begins to suspect his new associate may be more powerful than he anticipated. Based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. Co-starring Toni Collette and Willem Dafoe.

Characteristics

Moods

Keywords

carnival, circus, love-triangle, manipulation, organized-crime, psychiatrist, psychic-powers, scheme, traveling-show

Attributes

High Production Values