Pusher (2012)

Based on the edgy and explosive series by visionary director Nicolas Winding Refn, Pusher stars Richard Coyle as a drug dealer who grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 26, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

Just stick to the original: Fate is always more fetching than formula.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Prieto does what he can to keep things roaring along, but the overall effect is not a lot more stimulating than your average diet cola.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Sniffing into the seams of England's multiculti capital, it's best at showing the grungy, hustling-and-bustling city as a place of slowly uncoiling despair. A hyper-charged, buzzy take on the London night-scene-and one man slipping under it, for no-good.

Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The characters that populate Pusher are surprisingly na´ve and hardly the brightest of bulbs. So much for the image of the wily, street-smart criminal.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

We're ... left to cheer someone simply because there's really no one else to root for.

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Brian Orndorf

Prieto treats the experience like a music video, with superfluous visual ornamentation getting in the way of gritty suspense. Pusher is a sound and light show that should have its power strip unplugged.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The chief problem here is that Frank is neither likable nor very bright. For the most part, you're thinking, go ahead, bust his kneecaps.

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Joel Arnold

Pusher is some kind of tragedy, though not the one its filmmakers intended.

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Brent Simon

Pusher has a neon-lit nervy energy -- at once slick and grungy -- and the sort of unabashed, screw-tightening rhythms that genre enthusiasts will embrace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
An intense and exhilarating knockout. It's a kinetic, gripping, hard-boiled and electrifying movie. An edgy, very stylish, fast-paced and well-crafted… More
Luke Compton
This dark drama would be good if it wasn't just an updated translation of the original. Pusher follows the typical storyline of a drug dealer who is in a… More
Daniel Parsons
Redundant remake that improves on nothing and botches what was good about the original. The only things this version has going for it are the synth-heavy… More