Night Moves Reviews

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October 16, 2014
The subdued acting combines with deliberate editing to slowly ratchet up viewers' nerves.
October 5, 2014
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.
September 15, 2014
The narrative and visual minimalism, initially such an asset, eventually leaves the audience feeling numb.
September 12, 2014
. A master at understatement, [director Kelly] Reichardt elicits very effective, subdued performances from her key cast, who have to keep the lid on their emotions almost all of the time.
September 11, 2014
It's a very well made film.
September 11, 2014
Jesse Eisenberg's performance has an intensity that is deliberately alienating, with Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard solid in support.
September 10, 2014
Virtually every shot feels like it adds to Reichardt's vision and it draws so tightly together that by the end, the only people left accessible to the likes of Josh are those in the watching audience. Night Moves makes you an accessory.
September 10, 2014
It's an unconventional thriller, more interested in character than plot, but gripping as both.
September 6, 2014
After a riveting first half filled with tension and one in which we are left to draw our own conclusions about details and relationships, the remainder of the film fizzles to some extent, diminishing the payoff
September 5, 2014
This is still a powerful film from one of America's best filmmakers who continues to push herself.
September 4, 2014
Eisenberg is in characteristically intense form, while Sarsgaard and Fanning are solid supports.
September 1, 2014
if a love of nature is (maybe) the original motor of Josh's actions, human nature, in all its shadowy complexity, is very much the film's focus.
September 1, 2014
This may be a slow-burning thriller about eco-terrorists, but it's also directed by Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff), a filmmaker who maintains an oddly aloof perspective while moving at her own steady pace.
August 31, 2014
Reichardt and regular co-writer Jon Raymond display a keen ear for the fragile rhetoric of the self-righteous.
August 30, 2014
Here is a thriller that portrays the heavy ramifications of a "justified" crime with a steady, grounded rhythm that gives power to every sin committed.
August 29, 2014
There certainly isn't any extraneous action in Night Moves. But it is precisely its leanness and the tight focus of its storytelling that make it such a tense thriller.
August 29, 2014
Reichardt probes away at her characters' motivations and contradictory feelings. She doesn't judge them, but makes it very clear how quickly their idealism becomes muddied once they dirty their hands with direct action.
August 29, 2014
Taking her cues from Hitchcock, Reichardt invites us to connect (if not quite empathise) with unlikable characters as they attempt to accomplish undesirable outcomes.
August 29, 2014
All three leads are perfect.
August 28, 2014
It's creepy, unsettling and depressing, but that's what makes it so insightful on so many levels because this is a story about moral responsibility.
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