"Night Moves" is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. Harmon (Sarsgaard) is a former Marine, radicalized by tours of duty overseas. His life in the military is behind him, but at heart he remains excited by the prospect of mayhem and destruction. Dena (Fanning) is a high-society dropout who's moved west and cut ties with her family, edging ever deeper into radical politics. And Josh (Eisenberg), their leader, is a self-made militant, devoted to the protection of the earth by any means necessary. As the three plan, carry out, and then witness the fallout of their attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested on a journey of doubt, paranoia, and unintended consequences. (Gary Reber)
Special features include the theatrical trailer.
The 1080p AVC picture is a low-budget digital production and exhibits a generally grungy appearance. Contrast is mediocre and shadow delineation is unnatural. The color palette is generally natural in hues but fails to really pop with richness and vitality. Black levels appear a bit crushed as well. Fleshtones are generally natural but roughly hued. While there is plenty of natural Oregon forestry locations, the overall picture quality is mediocre with unrefined resolution. There are some segments that are exceptions, but generally this is an undistinguished picture. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is low key, with a dialogue focus that sounds generally natural. The music score is synthesized and mellow. Atmospherics and sound effects are nuanced but realistic. There is virtually no surround activity except for a brief explosion, which is a murmur sonically. This is an extremely quiet soundtrack that is undistinguished. (Gary Reber)