Night Moves (2013)
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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
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It's interesting to see a film raise its most important questions in the home stretch, but the sense that half the movie has been set up for a punchline feels disingenuous.
At times I thought I was bored, only to realize that I was actually feeling anxious and more than a little queasy.
Precisely the sort of intelligent, measured thriller Reichardt's admirers would expect from her brand of patient realist filmmaking.
A disquietingly beautiful, deeply intelligent thriller about radical activism and its consequences - both material and moral - in 21st century America.
Essentially Crime & Punishment for the eco-hipster set, Night Moves is a compelling drama that treats the characters' beliefs, and the eventual consequences of their actions, to a compelling cross-examination.
Night Moves is riddled with suspense, but its strength comes from its characters whose moral idealism is tested by unforeseen consequences.
Like the expressionistic power of the empty landscape in "Meek's Cutoff," its universe simultaneously feels real and nightmarishly abstract.
An atmospheric but surprisingly thin procedural from the director of Old Joy and Meek's Cutoff.
Another of the director's intimate portraits of people living on the fringes of society, it's at once her most plot-heavy and pedigreed production, and one of her most oblique.
This slow-burning eco-thriller, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Sarsgaard as activists plotting to blow up a dam, proved to have few of the qualities that have made Reichardt such a distinctive voice.
Night Moves gives us the pleasure and satisfaction of an established voice having achieved perhaps her finest work yet.
With Night Moves, American director Kelly Reichardt makes it five for five.
Night Moves is a pretty slow burner while it's on the screen; off it, it's stubbornly inextinguishable, the trick birthday candle of this year's Venice fest.
Spirals to an unconvincing climax that rather undoes the good work that has gone before.
Reichardt (the talented director of Old Joy and Meek's Cutoff) takes this volatile story and handles it with care and precision, as if transporting unstable nitroglycerin.
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