The director of ‘First Cow’ and ‘Old Joy’ delivers a finely composed character-driven thriller in ‘Night Moves’, nominated for the Venice Golden Lion and starring Jesse Eisenberg (appearing in the upcoming ‘Vivarium’ this month), Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard.
Three radical environmentalists plot to blow up a dam in this suspenseful tale which meditates on the consequences of political extremism. When do legitimate convictions truly demand illegal behaviours? What happens to a person’s political principles when they find their back against the wall?
★★★★ “Kelly Reichardt’s latest mixes eco-warrior action and Dostoevskian guilt to potent effect” - Mark Kermode, The Observer
★★★★ “All three leads are perfect” - Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard
★★★★ As tightly wound and gripping as a thumb-screw” - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★ “Gripping and disturbing” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian