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Push (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  6 February 2009 (USA)
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Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

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Division Doctor
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Division Doctor
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Dice Man
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Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)
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A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever. Written by Anonymous

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Leurs pouvoirs font d'eux une espèce en danger (Their powers make them an endangered species) See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£625,300 (UK) (20 February 2009)

Gross:

$31,806,100 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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A comic book mini-series prequel to the film was written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman with art by Bruno Redondo. It is published by WildStorm, an imprint of DC Comics. See more »

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During the final scene when the mover Victor breaks open the locker to retrieve the case, when the camera pans out to a wider view the locker is clearly no longer broken but is closed and in perfect condition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Nick: Dad, what's happening?
Nick's Father: I need you to listen to me, like we're the last two people on the planet, okay Nick? Someday, a girl is going to give you a flower. You got that? A flower. And you have to help her, Nick. You help her, and you help us all. Okay? I know it doesn't make any sense right now, but I believe the woman who told me that. Do you think you can believe me?
[Nick nods]
Nick's Father: I love you. Know how I've said that you were special Nick? Turns out that I was right.
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Consequence
Written by Michael-Anton Acher and Markus Acher
Performed by The Notwist
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Don't Think Too Hard If You Want to Enjoy This Movie
1 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This little bit of cinematic junk food is moderately entertaining if you're not looking to exercise any brain cells. It's about a bunch of people -- some good, some bad -- with special powers in pursuit of a suitcase that contains something that everybody wants. I could go into what the suitcase actually contains, and why it's important, and why everyone wants it, but I don't have the energy, and it doesn't matter much anyway, because the film is more interested in its style than it is in its plot, which isn't in this case a criticism.

The film reminded me of a jacked up version of one of those 1940s crime thrillers, where everyone speaks in a hard-boiled patter and what happens isn't nearly as important as how it all looks happening. So what if this film's plot seems needlessly complicated, and so what if there are way too many narrative threads that don't ever get completely developed, and so what if the whole thing is edited to within an inch of its life? It's still pretty fun if you're in the mood for it.

Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning are the nominal stars, and Djimon Hounsou makes an appearance, proving yet again that what he really needs more than anything is a better dialect coach.

The crazy color palettes and art direction in this film reminded me as I was watching it of "Lucky Number Slevin," another bit of entertaining B pulp. How funny then that I look at this film's director's (Paul McGuigan) resume only to find that it includes....you guessed it....."Lucky Number Slevin." If nothing else, his films certainly have a visual style in common.

Grade: B


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