Night Moves Reviews

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September 2, 2017
So much potential overshadowed by poor execution that begs the all important question: Why should we care?
September 22, 2016
Succeeds mightily when it comes to creating tension but struggles a little more with making its plot run together smoothly.
April 13, 2016
Night Moves calls us (inadvertently or not) to reconsider our definition of what's "natural." Certainly, some of the ways we've failed to care for the planet as we were charged back at the beginning have had dire consequences. Let's not ignore that.
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 11, 2014
It's a very well made film.
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.
August 31, 2014
Reichardt and regular co-writer Jon Raymond display a keen ear for the fragile rhetoric of the self-righteous.
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
Here's how good a filmmaker Kelly Reichardt is. She can pack an entire movie's worth of meaning into a sliver of onscreen space, and do it so subtly that even attentive viewers might miss the trick.
August 28, 2014
I can only tell you that, as it inches forward, you will want to inch with it.
August 28, 2014
It is slow and methodical. One of its most suspenseful scenes involves someone purchasing fertiliser. But it is buzzing with dread and it doesn't have a wasted frame.
August 28, 2014
It is a very disturbing spectacle.
August 25, 2014
Gripping, smart and well-tooled, this greenies-on-a-mission movie gives terrific build-up and a riveting central set-piece, with only a slight dip at the end.
August 8, 2014
Night Moves, including its title, borders on generic.
August 7, 2014
Reichardt wisely leaves it for her audience to decide.
July 1, 2014
Night Moves stages an intelligent debate on activism, radicalism and ethics, but most importantly, it makes the people who perform militant acts very human and very knowable...
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