Dam busters turn paranoid; NOW SHOWING.
Night Moves Cert 15 ECO-WARRIORS find themselves isolated when their explosive direct action has unintended results.
Conscience-driven farmer Josh (Jesse Eisenberg) teams up with radical environmentalist Dena (Dakota Fanning).
They buy a boat called Night Moves and, with former marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) providing technical expertise, go off to blow up a hydroelectric dam.
They are passionate but lack trust and question each other's ability, commitment and suitability for the task.
When their actions result in an innocent man going missing, presumed dead, there's a blossoming of mutual mistrust that leads to violence.
The performances are finely judged and the studiously sedate camerawork allows for a controlled tone and gracefully built paranoia in this slow moving drama. Night Moves is resolutely downbeat and pleasingly uninterested in lecturing on green issues.
A study in how one's conscience can condemn as well as save.
RADICAL: Fanning as Dena
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|Title Annotation:||Features; Opinion Column|
|Publication:||The People (London, England)|
|Date:||Aug 31, 2014|
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