Night Moves Reviews

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June 2, 2014
What interests Reichardt is the physical realization of how the act is done; her feeling for the weight and the palpability of the world, and for continuity within sequences, has become masterly.
June 1, 2014
A slow-burning suspense thriller about a trio of eco-terrorists conspiring to blow up a dam, it's directed by Reichardt with the concision and elegance of a chess master.
May 30, 2014
Fanning is marvelous as a woman who's so bright and charming on the surface you can't tell whether she's floundering underneath.
May 30, 2014
Night Moves may have a soft, almost dreamy feel, but at the core it's crucially hard-headed. In its own quiet way, in how it pulls together our utopian ideals and home-grown fears, it's the zeitgeist movie of the moment.
May 30, 2014
When I left the theater I still felt complicit - I had to remind myself that I wasn't on the run from the cops. Whether the film is much more than an exercise, though, is open to debate.
May 30, 2014
The influence of early Alfred Hitchcock is all over this movie, translated in unusual and original fashion.
May 30, 2014
Reichardt uses her increasingly impressive sense of composition and intuitive pacing to slow burn the audience into a state of anxiety instead of manipulatively pushing them there.
May 30, 2014
"Night Moves" is a serious film, and certainly more thoughtful one than another recent eco-thriller, the gimmicky "The East." Yet it remains - especially for Reichardt - an oddly uninvolving one.
May 29, 2014
What happens when a seemingly righteous operation goes wrong and anxiety threatens to overtake ideals? It is the question "Night Moves" asks and answers in chilling ways.
May 29, 2014
Sharp and haunting ...
May 29, 2014
"Night Moves" has a sure-handedness that shows Reichardt is still growing as a filmmaker.
Top Critic
May 29, 2014
In its aim to tamp down Eisenberg's neuroticism and have him offer slow drips of revelation rather than bursts of loquacious energy, Night Moves keeps too much hidden from view.
May 29, 2014
Night Moves is a thoughtful, clear-eyed and provocative film that raises thorny questions but doesn't offer easy answers.
May 29, 2014
"Night Moves" suffers from a lack of mystery and a deficit of motion.
May 29, 2014
Be forewarned: What admirers will consider measured may read, to the unimpressed, as merely slow-moving.
May 29, 2014
An eco-parable about domestic terrorists turns into a suspenseful noir.
May 28, 2014
Ms. Reichardt does a stand-up job building suspense, with pockets of action here and there ...
May 28, 2014
Josh is simply too brittle a central character to empathize with, and as the noose tightens, it becomes increasingly hard to care what he thinks, says or does.
May 27, 2014
The most radical thing about this eco-terrorism drama is its quiet patience and formal vigor.
September 18, 2013
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.
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