PU-239 (2006)

Absorbing but uneven drama about a technician (Paddy Considine) who goes to extremes to support his family after being exposed to a lethal dose of radiation in post-perestroika Russia. Radha Mitchell, Oscar Isaac. Directorial debut for… More

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: March 25, 2008
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eddie Cockrell

Imagine anticipating a Ken Loach film and being shown a Guy Ritchie movie.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

It's a quirky mix of incompetent bureaucrats and small time gangsters trying to carve a life in the new Russia.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

A surprisingly funny tale of a man dying from radiation poisoning.

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Solidly made, timely and spotlighting a fine performance by Paddy Considine.

Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine

This sad but intriguing premise wanes in a mish-mash of attempted Russian accents and clumsy storytelling.

Matt McKillop

a minor-key drama

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Adam Nayman

The film is undone by sloppy plotting, over-deliberate writing and a few terrible ebbs in tone.

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Bruce Bruce
To me a really good movie, maybe beacuse of the number of times I have been to Russia and seen the conditions people live in over there. Great story, feel that… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"PU-239" is the radioactive isotope of plutonium that Timofey(Paddy Considine) is trying to sell in the black market of Moscow,… More

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