Review: Eco-terrorism grips in ‘Night Moves’

May 30, 2014 4:45 PM

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Review: Eco-terrorism grips in ‘Night Moves’

A thick moral cloudiness hangs over “Night Moves,” Reichardt’s fifth film. Three disillusioned environmentalist radicals conspire to send a message by blowing up a dam that has upset the local ecosystem. Clad in wet wool hats, they’re far from romantic terrorists like Carlos the Jackal. One, after all, is played by Jesse Eisenberg.

They can hardly articulate their extremism. Josh (Eisenberg), a taciturn organic farm worker in Oregon, mumbles something about a local dam “killing all the salmon just so you can run your (expletive) iPod every second of your life.”

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