MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 1,035 this week

Push (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  6 February 2009 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 85,630 users   Metascore: 36/100
Reviews: 219 user | 165 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 41 titles
created 06 Mar 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 18 Jun 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 03 Oct 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Push" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Push (2009)

Push (2009) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Push.

User Polls

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Losers I (2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.

Director: Sylvain White
Stars: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Puncture (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.

Directors: Adam Kassen, Mark Kassen
Stars: Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Vinessa Shaw
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Six high school seniors decide to break into the Princeton Testing Center so they can steal the answers to their upcoming SAT tests and all get perfect scores.

Director: Brian Robbins
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Erika Christensen, Chris Evans
Jumper (2008)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany
Cellular (2004)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

Director: Mark Mylod
Stars: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, Paul Giamatti
Push I (2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Drugs, sex, and the allure of fast money blur the boundaries between two very different sides of society.

Director: Dave Rodriguez
Stars: Chad Lindberg, Charlotte Ayanna, Pierce Forsythe
Wicker Park (2004)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman
Street Kings (2008)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Director: David Ayer
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Division Doctor
...
Division Doctor
...
...
...
Kai Cheung Leung ...
Dice Man
Hsin Nan Hung ...
Dice Man's Heavy (as Sun Nan Hung)
...
...
Wai Man Tam ...
Cook in Fish Market
...
Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Héroes  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,079,109 (USA) (6 February 2009)

Gross:

$31,806,100 (USA) (8 May 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lead actor Chris Evans came to director Paul McGuigan's attention through his performance in Danny Boyle's Sunshine (2007), another science-fiction film. See more »

Goofs

After being freed from the trunk of a car during the shoot-out at the construction site, Nick picks up two guns. He is seen picking them up, holding them in the elevator, and still holding two when he presses against the wall, but as soon as he fires his first shot, he is only holding one gun with both hands. 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.
See more »


Soundtracks

The Hop
Written by Niko Schabel and Bajka (as Bajka Pluwatsch)
Performed by Niko Schabel (as Radio Citizen) and Bajka
Courtesy of Ubiquity Recordings
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Interesting premise...
23 July 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Push offers a very interesting premise with its wide variety of psychics and the agency trying to keep it all under control and use them. Hong Kong offers an exotic background for the action to take place.

The movie makes an interesting attempt at being half action thriller, reminiscent of a Bourne movie, and half super-hero blockbuster, in the tradition of the X-Men. But director Paul McGuigan is never able to make us fully feel for the characters and their ordeal and the action sequences, while pleasant to watch, never instill emotional response. We're not scared for anyone, our blood does not pump during chases either.

The two stars of Push are an unlikely duo of actor which surprised me somewhat. Chris Evans has often been derided as being just another bland pretty face. Here, he is paired with young Dakota Fanning, who has been revered by many as a child prodigy actress. What's interesting to me is that, had I not seen previous films from these two, I wouldn't notice much difference in quality between the two. They both give a suitable performance. Neither Oscar-worthy nor garbage.

Unfortunately, the support cast is very weak. Camilla Belle is pretty but bland as usual. Cliff Curtis and Djimon Hounsou are both amazing actors but here they have very little to work with. I blame McGuigan and writer David Bourla for not providing them with opportunities to shine.

What makes this movie a 5 rather than a 6 is its confusing and botched conclusion. As if somehow the production ran out of time and needed to wrap things up on the spot. Perhaps hoping for a sequel? Push has an intriguing premise and more than enough basic material to be stretched into a trilogy or even a short TV series but as is the rule of thumb with those sort of things, it is doubtful things will get better should sequels be produced.

I wish the premise had been used to tell a better story, in a better way.


49 of 68 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did anybody actually like Push? NoraLux
List your plotholes here. t_ALEN_t
Awful film Blue_dwarf
Soy Sauce voltK
Plot Hole first 10 seconds? apollo_on_earth
The movie made me sooooooo sleepy Bvlgarii
Discuss Push (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?