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  • Summary: A drama centered on three environmentalists (Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard) who plot to blow up a dam.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Sep 16, 2013
    91
    Eisenberg does an enormous amount with what he has, proving to be sinister and vulnerable virtually within the same breath, and expertly putting across the torment he’s going through.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 16, 2013
    83
    No stranger to crafting excessive anticipation, Reichardt has funneled that skill into thriller clothing. However, like all of her output, nothing is as simple as it looks.
  3. Reviewed by: Robbie Collin
    Sep 16, 2013
    80
    This is mesmerically assured and tensile film-making, with two complex and plausible performances at its core, and the shin-stinging kick of a Chaucerian moral fable.
  4. Reviewed by: Xan Brooks
    Sep 16, 2013
    80
    This director, in the past, has shown herself to be an ace with the teasing, hanging ending and Night Moves saves the best for last.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Sep 16, 2013
    80
    After a terrific first hour that crescendos in an extended sequence of quiet yet potent white-knuckle suspense, the film loses some traction in the more challengingly paced second half. But it remains an engrossing reflection on radical violence and its fallout.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Sep 16, 2013
    80
    Kelly Reichardt blends her lucid observational approach with a topical-thriller format to engrossing effect in Night Moves.

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