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" 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
"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
"The movie is willing to see its ideas all the way through, while not entirely giving up on plot, and Eisenberg is unafraid to take himself where Reichardt needs him to go, which is right under our skin."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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
"A story that needs a lot more character development and a simple kick in the pants."
‑ Matt Pais, RedEye
""Night Moves" is a study of murky actions, fuzzy ideals and wrong moves for righteous reasons."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"In Night Moves, Reichardt keeps her characters close and up front, so when differences arise in their ranks and signs of vague trouble arise, the suspense starts to mount."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"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
"Clean and crackling, "Night Moves" works as a quiet thriller, shot through with teeth-grinding tension."
‑ Chris Barsanti, Film Racket
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