Pushing Tin
Pushing Tin (1999)

In this film, Nick Falzone is the top air traffic controller at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control Center. Nick is less than enthusiastic when new controller Russell comes on board. Soon work becomes a constant competition… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Solid performances by the leads, but the generic ending needs help.

Todd McCarthy

A lively flight!

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John Venable

Can't really answer why this one got made. It's very uninteresting.

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Christopher Null

Droll, relatively lifeless.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton take hold of a scene and shake it awake and make it live.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A very impressive film with its serious treatment of the difficult art of transforming hatred.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Pushing Tin overshoots the runway by the equivalent of at least one of the Brothers Charles' better tv episodes.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie takes a dive at the end, but it's wonderful fun before that.

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Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Debased sitcom-style filmmaking.

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David N. Butterworth

An embarrassment for all concerned.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Pushing Tin is a very entertaining film that blends comedy and drama. I thought that the film was very well done, and I much preferred it the second time… More
Very watchable movie about male competitiveness
Chris Weber
The films is pretty good, then it falls apart and doesn't quite recover. The performances are the best part, and I liked that this film was about a subject… More
Cindy I
Only watched this because John Cusack was in it. I'm willing to give pretty much any film he's in a chance. This time? Wish I hadn't.
Luke Baldock
A wonderful film about becoming the second best. Cusack is his perfect self, he represents the insecure everyman who is given a run for his money by the… More
xGary Xx
I'm normally a fan of John Cusack, but this so-called comedy drama is nothing but Cusack and Thornton comparing dick length combined with new age bullshit,… More

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