Director Kelly Reichardt has made a career out of making unassuming films that are mediations on the human conditions. Based on the subject matter of her latest film Night Moves one might think she is making a departure from her established style. This thriller follows a group of eco-terrorists as they attempt blowup a hydroelectric dam. As one would except with a director like Reichardt this thriller has camouflaged tension that only shows itself at the right opportunities. Night Moves is a lingering piece of entertainment that makes you the ultimate observer into a relatively untold world.
In the film Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard play three ideological environmentalists who believe they have found a way to take a stand for Mother Nature.