Night Moves Reviews

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June 26, 2019
The last time Reichardt took a crack at a genre film it was the western with Meek's Cutoff, which worked wonderfully. This time I think she simply picked the wrong area to work with.
September 2, 2017
So much potential overshadowed by poor execution that begs the all important question: Why should we care?
October 20, 2014
I'm a great admirer of Reichardt's work, but having watched 'Night Movies' twice, I have to concede that it's something of a dud.
September 15, 2014
The narrative and visual minimalism, initially such an asset, eventually leaves the audience feeling numb.
August 25, 2014
Frustrating. Measured and masterful to begin with, Night Moves is let down by a second half that never capitalises on the promise of the first.
August 8, 2014
Night Moves, including its title, borders on generic.
June 12, 2014
A story that needs a lot more character development and a simple kick in the pants.
June 5, 2014
Reichardt gives us scenes of people engaged in mundane labor and aimless conversation, but she doesn't make a case for such scenes as fascinating in themselves.
May 30, 2014
An idiotic film about ecoterrorism without bothering to engage with ecology. Ms. Reichardt should stick to the kind of mumblecore she adopted early on unless she bothers to do her homework.
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
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" suffers from a lack of mystery and a deficit of motion.
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 26, 2014
Night Moves is a pointless, dry tale that attempts to speak volumes through minimal effort - a rare case where "less is more" fails on a devastating scale.
February 5, 2014
Night Moves' distinct structural halves hint at an internal division that keeps it a resolutely minor offering.
October 28, 2013
A marginal improvement over Kelly Reichardt's last film...
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.
September 13, 2013
An atmospheric but surprisingly thin procedural from the director of Old Joy and Meek's Cutoff.
September 13, 2013
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.
September 8, 2013
Reichardt's fifth feature is strongest in its set-up before becoming a tad perplexing and taking a baffling wrong turn at its inconclusive ending.
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