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Night Moves Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
September 26, 2002
a sad attempt to quickly knock off what made Chinatown great
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 15, 2005
When the story sticks to character and action, it succeeds. When it strays off into philosophical and psychological loses interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
July 23, 2008
One of Penn's best features; his direction of actors is sensitive and purposeful throughout.
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Variety Staff
July 23, 2008
Night Moves is a paradox: a suspenseless suspenser, very well cast with players who lend sustained interest to largely synthetic theatrical characters.
Brent Simon
Now Playing Magazine
August 12, 2005
A fine, steamy slice of noir.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2001
A seminal modern noir work from the 1970s about an innocent and lost soul making his way among liars and thieves...
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2004
An unusual detective story that points out that in a world of rampant deception, we can't believe in winners anymore
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 22, 2005
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.
Steve Crum
January 1, 2008
It is all about atmosphere in this cult Arthur Penn work.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Essential viewing.

TV Guide
July 23, 2008
This excellent contemporary noir features some of the best work of both director Arthur Penn and actor Gene Hackman.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 23, 2008
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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