PU-239 (2006)

Drama about a technician who goes to extreme lengths to support his family after being exposed to a lethal dose of radiation in post-perestroika Russia. Adapted from a Ken Kalfus short story.

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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

Adam Nayman

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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
Jesse Ortega
Very good, it has Paddy Considine so that should be enough for required viewing. I really enjoyed this film.

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