Night Moves

Night Moves

Night Moves

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard are three radical environmentalists who put their ideologies to the test by conspiring to blow up a hydroelectric dam in this thriller from lyrical indie director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff). Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice 2013.

"Reichardt provides another graceful and absorbing drama about outsiders searching for a meaningful place on the edges of the system... The three are eager to send a message to the developers and technology-addicted residents of “the latest outpost of the Portland Empire.” When their plot to blow up Oregon’s Green Peter Dam goes slightly, but significantly awry, they discover that even small steps can have enormous consequences, especially when the most steely-eyed devotees of a political cause abandon their morality." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2013Rating: M, Violence and offensive language112 minsUSA
DramaThriller
77%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Kelly Reichardt's latest unfolds at her usual measured pace, following the planning, execution, and fallout after a destructive act of environmental protest. Weaving in elements of heist and noir films, Reichardt's central premise ensures that every scene is charged with tension, so something as seemingly mundane as buying fertilizer becomes pulse pounding as you wait to see if the plan comes unstuck.

4.0
0

Slow paced character-driven thriller

Just read Tony's review above, he's summed it up really well.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Precisely the sort of intelligent, measured thriller Reichardt's admirers would expect from her brand of patient realist filmmaking.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Frustrating. Measured and masterful to begin with, let down by a second half that never capitalises on the promise of the first.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Josh is simply too brittle a central character to empathize with, and as the noose tightens, it becomes increasingly hard to care what he thinks, says or does.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sharp and haunting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a very disturbing spectacle.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A film of deliberate, gnawing intensity and focus, built around a Jesse Eisenberg performance that doesn't give much away, at least not easily.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An engrossing reflection on radical violence and its fallout.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Gripping, smart and well-tooled.

4.0
0
Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

flicks

Kelly Reichardt's latest unfolds at her usual measured pace, following the planning, execution, and fallout after a destructive act of environmental protest. Weaving in elements of heist and noir films, Reichardt's central premise ensures that every scene is charged with tension, so something as seemingly mundane as buying fertilizer becomes pulse pounding as you wait to see if the plan comes unstuck.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Precisely the sort of intelligent, measured thriller Reichardt's admirers would expect from her brand of patient realist filmmaking.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Frustrating. Measured and masterful to begin with, let down by a second half that never capitalises on the promise of the first.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Josh is simply too brittle a central character to empathize with, and as the noose tightens, it becomes increasingly hard to care what he thinks, says or does.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sharp and haunting.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It is a very disturbing spectacle.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

A film of deliberate, gnawing intensity and focus, built around a Jesse Eisenberg performance that doesn't give much away, at least not easily.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An engrossing reflection on radical violence and its fallout.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Gripping, smart and well-tooled.

4.0
0

Slow paced character-driven thriller

Just read Tony's review above, he's summed it up really well.

4.0
0