Pushing Tin
Pushing Tin (1999)

The intense world of air-traffic controllers is played for both drama and laughs in Pushing Tin. John Cusack plays Nick Falzone, the top air traffic controller at New York's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Center, where he… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 23, 1999
DVD 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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E! Online

The film doesn't know whether to take itself seriously or play it for laughs.

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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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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Nice take off and landing, but the flight was rather uneventful.

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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It placed all the stress problems on the laps of the controllers' twisted personal lives.

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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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