Night Moves
Night Moves (1975)

Private eye Harry Moseby is hired by actress Arlene Iverson to locate her missing daughter Delly. Moseby follows a twisting trail of clues to Delly and returns her to her mother. When Delly is killed in a freak accident, Moseby investigates… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Night Moves is a paradox: a suspenseless suspenser, very well cast with players who lend sustained interest to largely synthetic theatrical characters.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Arthur Penn's Night Moves is about an old-fashioned private eye who says and does all the expected things while surrounded by a plot he completely fails to understand.

TV Guide

This excellent contemporary noir features some of the best work of both director Arthur Penn and actor Gene Hackman.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of Penn's best features; his direction of actors is sensitive and purposeful throughout.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

An elegant conundrum, a private-eye film that has its full share of duplicity, violence, and bizarre revelation, but whose mind keeps straying from questions of pure narrative to those of the hero's psyche.

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Steve Crum

It is all about atmosphere in this cult Arthur Penn work.

Time Out

Essential viewing.

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Hackman perfectly embodies the faded knight errant being eaten up by the simple desire to know The Truth and thus somehow redeem his misspent life.

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Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine

A fine, steamy slice of noir.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
God, I love this film! I watched it last night for the first time in years. It's one that always gets an honourable mention in those lists of the great… More
Aj V
An interesting, but unfortunately predictable mystery movie. It has potential, but it doesn't go as far as it needs to.
Pierluigi Puccini
Everything is low key about this film, until the last thirty minutes when the plot violently unravels. As other great neo noirs of its type, it confronts a man… More
Stella Dallas
this is an underseen neo-noir with typically great performance by gene hackman. with a young james brooks and a very young melanie griffith. arthur penn… More
Matheus Carvalho
An interesting neo-noir thriller but that is not near the masterpiece some critics make it be. Doesn't hold a candle to Arthur Penn's real… More
Chris Garman
Gene Hackman continued his run of following up The French Connection with Night Moves, a modern noir tale where there is more going on than what the surface… More