(2009)

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Metascore

Based on 21 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Push has a cool, sinewy style, energy to burn.
75
The strength of Push is its relentlessness. The movie doesn't pause for anything and, when it provides exposition, it does so without bringing the action to a grinding halt.
50
A weightless, style-driven thriller set in a photogenically chaotic Hong Kong.
50
A supernatural action thriller, is jangly, jarring and violent. But more disconcerting is watching the sweet-faced Dakota Fanning swear, get drunk and pack heat -- in both fists, no less.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Suggestive of "X-Men," "The Matrix" and the television show "Heroes," Push is one of those time-mangling thrillers that manages to seem both complicated and superficial.
40
Fanning's watcher is watchable, yet the kid-actress extraordinaire is so polished it kind of makes your head explode.
38
At the very least, a movie like this requires coherence to stay afloat. Barring that, it needs a star to distract us.
38
Director Paul McGuigan ("Lucky Number Slevin") has never been keen on plot logic, and that might be fine here if he offered anything other than Peter Sova's lush images of Hong Kong.
38
Premiere
This completely rips off "Heroes," which itself ripped off a great deal from the "X-Men," so no real imagination here...except for the "Sniffs," who creepily track people by smell.
30
The Hollywood Reporter
Despite its high-profile cast and a sizable marketing push from distributor Summit Entertainment, audiences won't require any paranormal powers of their own to realize they've seen this one before.
25
Two awful things about Push are at least interesting: The first is the way in which the story is confused. The second is that the story makes no sense.

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