Push (2009)

Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan takes the helm for this action thriller concerning a group of telekinetic American ex-patriots who band together in an attempt to take down the clandestine government agency that's genetically… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: July 7, 2009
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The sci-fi thriller Push is visually flashy but hyperkinetic and convoluted.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Silliness rules the day: plot holes abound and are plugged with techno-pounding action sequences and more nonsensical guff. As a TV pilot, this might have worked; as a film, it's loud, confusing and inane.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

There are many problems with Push, and most are the usual boring things: unnecessary plot loops; long, dumb musical interludes; a charmless script; and ostentatious action sequences in which the only person excited is the cameraman.

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Perri Nemiroff

jThe script has no deep meaning and the film does just what it was intended to do: take an audience on a fantastical journey with loads of action.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

Belle... is blank as a page, and the intended romantic chemistry between her and Evans is never in evidence.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A silly movie that is partially engrossing and plenty convoluted.

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Brian Orndorf

Push is an empty calorie extravaganza and demands a crooked concentration it doesn't earn to sufficiently piece this mess together.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Push has vibrant cinematography and decent acting, but I'm blasted if I know what it's about.

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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

Evans and 10,000 BC's Belle shuffle through a turgid romantic subplot, and though the two characters are very, very pretty, they've got the chemical spark of a banana.

Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire

Set and filmed on location in bustling Hong Kong, the tight urban street and winding alleyways suit the film perfectly, but this is not enough to save Push from the Oscar season garbage dump.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
You know I really didnt hate this movie or really like it. I think my daughter liked it more when she came in and out of the room watching bits and pieces.… More
Kevin M. Williams
Young people with magic powers avoid gloomy (dastardly?) secret government types in Hong Kong. Not bad, and the big Asian town provides a needed break from the… More
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Jim Careter
Push would've been better if it had just been more interesting and fun. The story was boring and all it was is the director trying to make a big film… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Nothing special, the directing style kinda make the story a little confusing to be consumed..
JY Skacto
Thanks to its marketing, <i>Push</i> is somewhat of a mislead; however Paul McGuigan offers up enough to make it a watchable motion… More