Cinedigm Entertainments presents “Night Moves.” It is a drama film directed by Kelly Reichardt. Its cast members include Dakota Fanning (Dena), Jesse Eisenberg (Josh) and Peter Sarsgaard (Harmon). “Night Moves” opens in U.S. theatres on May 30, 2014. Read on to find out more about it including its synopsis and critics review.
“Night Moves” Film Synopsis:
“Night Moves” is about three environmentalists who want to express their protest through the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. The leader of the pack, Josh, is born to a middle class family. He is a self-made activist and devoted to taking care of the planet earth. Dena, on the other hand, is a socialite. She turns her back from her high-profile life because she cannot take the consumer economy that she was born into. And there’s Harmon. Harmon is a former Marine. He yearns for adventure and is always excited for chaos.
“Night Moves” Movie Review:
The top critics of Rotten Tomatoes have given their verdict of the film, 73%. However, the rating is still without a consensus.
Jon Frosch of The Atlantic described the film as a deeply intelligent thriller.
“A disquietingly beautiful, deeply intelligent thriller about radical activism and its consequences – both material and moral – in 21st century America,” said Frosch in The Atlantic report.
Meanwhile, Film.com’s Calum Marsh reviewed the film’s intellectual goals, which he thinks appears schematic. Hehis Film.com column that
“While it’s interesting to see a film raise its most important questions in the home stretch, but the sense that half the movie has been set up for a punchline feels disingenuous,” elaborated Marsh in his Film.com column.
We got a scoop from Deadline that in September 2012, Edward Pressman and Clarke Abbey, the widow of Edward Abbey, filed a lawsuit against the director and producers of the film for copyright infringement. They pointed out the similarity of “Night Moves” with Edward Abbey’s novel, “The Monkey Wrench Gang.” They were also demanding to stop the film’s showing, with Abbey seeking for damages from the defendants “Night Moves” director Reichardt, screenwriter Jonathan Raymond, executive producers Alejandro De Leon, Film Science, Larry Fessenden, Todd Haynes and RT Features CEO Rodrigo Teixeira. Meanwhile, Pressman is set to produce the film adaptation of “The Monkey Wrench Gang.”
And that’s it for the “Night Moves” preview. “Night Moves” opens in U.S. theatres on May 30, 2014. Stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more previews and movie reviews.