Night Moves
Night Moves (2014)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 2, 2014
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A uniquely character-driven thriller with a finely composed cast and some outstanding direction from Kelly Reichardt, Night Moves bolsters its thought-provoking themes with compelling drama.

Rob Nelson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

I'd say this is a movie about alienation that, in the spirit of the boldest activism, isn't afraid to be ostracized itself. You may beg to differ, and I'd say that's the point.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Night Moves" is an unexpected pleasure, offering more than what we expect and taking its time to deliver.

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Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

Reichardt has crafted a mesmerising, unsettling film about the ripple effects of our decisions and how we live with them.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Night Moves, including its title, borders on generic.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The actors in the story give very good performances. The story is fairly solid. It is a bit subdued and there are some logical holes in it, but on the whole it is a fairly realistic scenario.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Reichardt wisely leaves it for her audience to decide.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Night Moves" is a study of murky actions, fuzzy ideals and wrong moves for righteous reasons.

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Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner

The actors give down-to-earth but emotionally charged performances distinguished by a subsurface simmer that sometimes intensifies into a slow boil.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What could have been a thought-provoking story about ecoterrorism/environmentalism - even though it lets us gradually figure out what it is about instead of… More
Panta Oz
It is a very slow paced thriller drama directed by Kelly Reichardt and written by Reichardt and Jonathan Raymond. Interestingly directed, it had lots of… More
KJ Proulx
From Jesse Eisenberg at his best, to Dakota Fanning proving she is a worthy actress, you would think that a film like "Night Moves" would have much… More
Cameron Johnson
As if Jesse Eisenberg wasn't a big enough hipster icon of some sort, here's an obscure drama about extreme environmentalism starring him. Up,… More
Walter M.
In her own low key way, Kelly Reichardt continues to move away from character driven movies to more plot driven ones with her latest film "Night… More
Alec Barniskis
It's a shame that a little after the half-way point the film becomes more straightforward, because before that it's a fascinating thriller. Reichardt… More