Pusher (1999)

Frank is a small-time pusher who sells heroin together with his friend Tony. The heroin is supplied by an ex-Yugoslav dealer, Milo, and safely kept at his hooker girlfriend Vic's apartment. When a heroin deal goes wrong and Frank is… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 7, 1999
DVD Release Date: November 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The film practically vibrates with youthful aggression, sly humor and gathering tension, hurling itself forward like a junkie toward the next fix.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Outstandingly well-done for a first-time director with no formal training on a shoestring budget, but something about it is unappealingly typical.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

The biggest surprise is how you give a damn about what happens to Refn's bad guy--a testament to Bodnia's native likeability.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

A pulpy, twisty crime story

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Refn's electrifying debut soon morphs into something far more opaque and unsettling than a mere genre retread.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...like a Copenhagen cinema verité edition of Mean Streets

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Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine

The kind of stuff Miramax used to pump into the Angelika like Fruitopia.

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Louis Proyect

First in a series of 3 films about Copenhagen drug dealers. Sardonic comedy in the "Goodfellas" vein.

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Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

The best asset of the film is Kim Bodnia

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
At 26 years of age Nicolas Winding Refn made his feature length debut with Pusher, a flawless piece of filmmaker that ranks among his very best films. I would… More
xGary Xx
A day by day account of a week in the life of Copenhagen drug dealer Frank whose life falls apart when a deal goes bad. Pusher is the portrait of a small time… More
Al S
A raw, intense, stylish and hard-edged thriller. It boils with tension and energy from its script, actors and the incomparable talent of its director. Director,… More
Stella Dallas
a tough realistic crime thriller about a bad week in the life of a small time drug dealer. there's a palpable atmosphere of dread that keeps u on the edge… More
paul oh
I liked it but seemed so simple and not as fast paced as I expected. He lost drugs and is screwed...thats about it? I mean theres nothing deep about a drug… More
El Hombre Invisible
The first instalment of a gritty crime trilogy from Danish writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn, this is set in the Copenhagen underworld where its central… More