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Pusher (2012)

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In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.

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In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.

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Never cross the line.

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive drug content and language, some strong sexuality, nudity and violence | See all certifications »

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12 October 2012 (UK)  »

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£2,300,000 (estimated)
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The director of the original film, has a role in this remake. See more »

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Remake of Pusher (1996) See more »

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Lazy Filmmaking of an already remade film
25 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For some strange reason, I thought this film being executive produced by NWR would render better results. Alas, I was duped again by marketing.

I should have known. After all, what made the original Pusher (and it's two sequels) great was not the very basic, over told story, but rather the style of NWR's direction, the performances of the actors and the very real time nature of the film.

The directing here is quite pedestrian and downright lazy, bringing nothing of the style of the original. The acting is decent, but again we've already seen this done better.

And by the way, this film was already remade two years ago in India.

Every director has movies they just LOVE and would want to emulate. For such a basic story, this director could have come up with any one of many basic "drug deal gone bad" stories and used his style to tell it. Unfortunately, this film takes the easy way out, trying to simply capitalize on the name of the original, without elevating it.


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