Night Moves
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NIGHT MOVES, the fifth feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam-the very source and symbol of the energy-sucking, resource-devouring industrial culture they despise. Harmon is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains the same reckless alpha male he always was, eager for adventure, excited by the prospect of mayhem and destruction. Dena is a high… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Night Moves, including its title, borders on generic."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"You may not buy the third-act developments, but Reichardt and her actors see to it that you believe in how these people got to that third act in the first place."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Night Moves marks the most plot-heavy of Reichardt's movies to date, but the director nicely bends the needs of the story to meet her own."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"Night Moves stages an intelligent debate on activism, radicalism and ethics, but most importantly, it makes the people who perform militant acts very human and very knowable..."
‑ Jonathan Romney, Film Comment Magazine
"Night Moves stares, unflinching, at an amoral bomb ready to blow, and there's nothing to be done to stop it."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"Reichardt wisely leaves it for her audience to decide."
‑ Bruce Demara, Toronto Star
""Night Moves" is a study of murky actions, fuzzy ideals and wrong moves for righteous reasons."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Kelly Reichardt crafts Night Moves into a gripping, suspenseful, and ultimately tragic tale."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"Even if things become muddled in the third act, the film rewards viewer patience with a thoughtful examination of guilt and social responsibility."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"...brings complicated human dilemmas into the climate-change crossfire."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
""Night Moves" is an unexpected pleasure, offering more than what we expect and taking its time to deliver."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"As in Wendy and Lucy, the natural and social environs are impeccably authentic, in this case conveying the bohemian radicalism of the Portland area that nurtures the trio's dangerous scheme."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"They don't think or act like professional criminals. And perhaps that's the film's point."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Like a 1970s Hollywood Renaissance paranoid thriller, and stoked by a debate that eludes consensus, "Night Moves" has an ending of confident ambiguity."
‑ Ray Pride, Newcity
"More contemplative than pulse-pounding, it's also well worth your time."
‑ Brad Keefe, Columbus Alive
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