Film Review: Night Moves

Posted on by 5WC in Film

According to the IMDb plot synposis, Night Moves is “Three radical environmentalists looking to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.” And that’s fair, it sums up the story well. If anything it sums up the story too well; the 1500lbs of high explosive do not detonate with a big climatic bang, leaving you shaken, stirred and impressed, whimper in the background while we’re treated to an attempt at character assassination through mental angst.

But that isn’t a bad thing. Everything about the film screams out that it could be good. A dark psychological thriller with a young and upcoming cast of Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning given the leads to prove themselves but constantly shepherded by Peter Sarsgaard to ensure nothing gets out of hand. There is potential within Night Moves to create a film that packs a serious punch, for a little known gem to immerge, hidden from the prying eyes of the mainstream, but annoyingly it fails to ever ignite. Read more