Night Raiders

Night Raiders

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In this dystopian drama set in 2043, a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are property of the State. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back.

2021Rating: M, Violence & offensive language97 minsCanada, New Zealand, USAXYZ Films, New Zealand Film Commission
DramaScience Fiction

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Night Raiders | Reviews

82%50 reviews

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

It makes up for the lack of a big budget with attitude and righteousness.

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Stuff

Stuff

Much of the reason for Night Raiders’ success should be attributed to Tailfeathers’ terrific performance. She is a revelation...

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Newshub

Newshub

The lean, genuinely nerve-wracking delivery elevates this story into an incredibly engaging and memorable sci-fi...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A familiar dystopian tale is given a compelling indigenous twist...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film's use of clichés can also be thrillingly subversive at times, reminding us of the ways in which genre-movie templates borrow from the history of colonization but obscure the plight of its real victims.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Night Raiders should become the most talked-about Canadian film of the year. And for good reason.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Solid performances from Tailfeathers and Letexier-Hart can't elevate a script that is neither effective as straight sci-fi nor a subversion of the genre.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Though set in the near future, this film feels like an urgent warning...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The sad Canadian sci-fi thriller... barely stands apart from other punishing dystopian fantasies...

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Night Raiders | Release Details

Night Raiders is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.