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: May 30, 2014
DVD 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.

David Sims
AV Club

Succeeds mightily when it comes to creating tension but struggles a little more with making its plot run together smoothly.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Reichardt wisely leaves it for her audience to decide.

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Indra Arriaga
Anchorage Press

Reichardt's work explores themes of isolation in a society that is slowly coming undone at the edges.

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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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David 'Mad Dog' Bradley
Adelaide Review

Reichardt's richly drawn characters make it often fascinating, as we observe their contradictions and very human failings, and finally build to a daringly unresolved finale.

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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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Forrest Cardamenis
The Film Stage

If Night Moves is a misstep-and it is-it's a testament to Reichardt's talent that, all things considered, it's still a pretty good film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It does a great job to let us slowly find out what it is about instead of resorting to exposition, but what could have been a thought-provoking story about… 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
Daniel Parsons
Kelly Reichardt's most "conventional" film yet; the tension is expertly built before a narrative shift that is less successful but still… More