Surprised by the (slight) blowback on this one. If anything, the film seems to poke fun of itself - pushing Gyllenhaal's endlessly analytical character into a situation his ironic detachment can't deconstruct or absorb.
Also a big fan of how, like in Nightcrawler, Gilroy plays with the economic realities in a funny way. A 22-year-old temp deciding whether it's better to give up on her career after she keeps finding dead bodies is played far more comedically than most others would have done it. Or, the must-be-deliberate introduction of John Malkovich to do pretty much the opposite of what you'd expect of him.
I was slightly disappointed at first that this was the sort of film he'd decided to make, but the performances and pacing of each scene made this one of the more entertaining goofy horrors I've seen in a while, even if it didn't have much to say.