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Night Moves (2013)

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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director:

Kelly Reichardt

Writers:

Jonathan Raymond (as Jon Raymond), Kelly Reichardt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Josh
Dakota Fanning ... Dena
Peter Sarsgaard ... Harmon
Alia Shawkat ... Surprise
Logan Miller ... Dylan
Kai Lennox ... Sean
Katherine Waterston ... Anne
James Le Gros ... Feed Factory Clerk
Traber Charles Burns Traber Charles Burns ... Felix
Autumn Nidalmia Autumn Nidalmia ... Mable
Barry Del Sherman ... Corser
Jason Rojas Jason Rojas ... Activist 1
Clara Mamet ... Activist Filmmaker
Mikey Kampmann Mikey Kampmann ... Activist 2
Matt Malloy ... Boat Owner
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Storyline

Josh and Dena, two young environmental activists, are planning a large scale act to force the world to think about what they're doing to the environment. They pull in Harmon, a man with a sketchy past, to help them pull off their big plan. However, unforeseen consequences bring a whole host of guilt, paranoia and other problems, and their ultimate act will change themselves more than the world around them. Written by Anne Campbell

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Paul Dano and Rooney Mara were considered for the lead roles before Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning were cast. See more »

Goofs

When the threesome move away from the dam in the truck, it is very obvious from the reflections in the windshield that the car is not moving at all. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dena: Whoa, I think that was an Oriole. I didn't know we had those.
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Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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I Love You
Written by Oliver Ackermann and Dion Lunadon
Performed by A Place to Bury Strangers
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Tense and engaging. Loses me in the third act though.
27 August 2014 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

After making a modest splash in festivals last year garnering a few fans, Night Moves didn't gel to the public as neatly upon its release. It's easy to see, it's not an immediately rewarding film and you have to be in the mood for its slow burn. Fortunately I was and I loved its aesthetic. It's not exactly Blue Ruin, but why can't all films these days look like this? Although it deliberately pushes us away from the characters keeping its cards close to its chest, it quietly holds tension throughout, even after the intelligently anticlimactic deed is done. It's quite well written and patient, with characters having to be resourceful to get out of real conflict, it showcases the finest points of the acting. It's certainly an improvement on Reichardt's unconvincing 'Western' Meek's Cutoff which was a chore to get through. This has something ambiguous to say about the morality of environmental radicals. However, it's such a shame that it delegates itself to paranoid clichés and weak open endings in its final 15 minutes when even Jesse Eisenberg doesn't know what to do with the material he's given that it holds the whole film back and leaves it on a sour note. It's whole second half slowed down to a halt to a point where it really depended on how it ended and it let itself down. Still a solid film though.

7/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2014 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Medford, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,488, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$271,755

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$858,513
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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