Night Moves (1975)
Average Rating: 7.4/10
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Critic Reviews: 5
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Private eye Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) is dedicated to his job, but his dedication does not make him happy or powerful in his personal life, and his wife (Susan Clark) is cheating on him. Aging actress Arlene Iverson (Janet Ward) hires Harry to find her trust-funded daughter Delly (Melanie Griffith), distracting Harry from his marital problems as he tracks the lascivious runaway teen to Florida. In the Keys, Harry has an affair of his own with Paula (Jennifer Warren), and he succeeds in
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Night Moves is a paradox: a suspenseless suspenser, very well cast with players who lend sustained interest to largely synthetic theatrical characters.
One of Penn's best features; his direction of actors is sensitive and purposeful throughout.
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.
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.
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.
This excellent contemporary noir features some of the best work of both director Arthur Penn and actor Gene Hackman.
It is all about atmosphere in this cult Arthur Penn work.
An exceptional neo-noir...In Penn's short-lived time among Hollywood's elite directors, Night Moves is perhaps his most assured film next to Bonnie and Clyde.
When the story sticks to character and action, it succeeds. When it strays off into philosophical and psychological rambling...it loses interest.
An unusual detective story that points out that in a world of rampant deception, we can't believe in winners anymore
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