Push

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It takes brass cojones to end a film the way Paul McGuigan does ‘Push’: making a sequel of a successful film is one thing, closing on a cliffhanger and assuming sequels will follow is quite another. But little about ‘Push’ makes sense. It builds a mythology involving psychics, telekinetics and seers – retitled Pushers, Movers and Watchers for the dumb among us. Chris Evans is Nick, a Mover fleeing the sinister Division who becomes entangled with Dakota Fanning’s brassy Watcher. There’s a fair amount to enjoy, notably Fanning’s performance and a manic sense of unpredictability. But silliness rules the day: plot holes abound and are plugged with techno-pounding action sequences and more nonsensical guff. As a TV pilot, this might have worked; as a film, it’s loud, confusing and inane.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday February 20 2009
Duration: 111 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Paul McGuigan
Screenwriter: David Bourla
Cast: Chris Evans
Dakota Fanning
Djimon Hounsou
Camilla Belle
Ming-Na

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Robert L

A very good film - Jumper could have benefited from the Edgier approach Push took. The kids loved it - though a lot was over their head. Even the wife enjoyed it which says a lot for her to like this genre.

Robert L

A very good film - Jumper could have benefited from the Edgier approach Push took. The kids loved it - though a lot was over their head. Even the wife enjoyed it which says a lot for her to like this genre.

Maddie

I totally understand how some person might not like it, but I really really loved it. I think it was cool because of the Pushers. And if they make a sequel I will definitely watch it.

Maddie

I totally understand how some person might not like it, but I really really loved it. I think it was cool because of the Pushers. And if they make a sequel I will definitely watch it.

diso

thought this film was good although the mrs gave it a hands down good continuance

James Spicer

I don't see any problems with this film. It was what Jumper should have been. More sci-fi films should be like this and have the depth and brilliant story that this one did.

James Spicer

I don't see any problems with this film. It was what Jumper should have been. More sci-fi films should be like this and have the depth and brilliant story that this one did.

Silver

Not a bad film, a few plot holes and again recycling the genre but what film doesn't these days, Fanning's performance wasn't half as annoying as her previous ones and Evans' strong performance brought the film up.

robyn

I don't think I've ever been so bored! It was stupid and I was disturbed by the shots used of Dakota fanning in relation to her ludicrously short skirt. Not to mention the fact I can't stand her acting. This film was a waste of time to put it simply.

Emma

This film has hopped on the ever popular heroes train, fanning performance was indeed better than the rest. But this was a terrible film, i was drowing in cliches.

J

I thought it was pretty good... I know its not to everyones taste but i liked it.

J

I thought it was pretty good... I know its not to everyones taste but i liked it.

Rosy Smith

I say this film last night - loved it. The cinematography is amazing - the shots are beautiful. It's complex but very entertaining.

Rosy Smith

I say this film last night - loved it. The cinematography is amazing - the shots are beautiful. It's complex but very entertaining.

Sabrina

I was very disappointed in the movie. From watching the previews it looked like a good movIe but once in the theatre it was not good to me at all. It was long and didnt really make sense. It looked like they were trying to be like X-Men with the different powers the characters had but they were way off...I wouldn't reccomend anyone spending money to go see it.... 2 thumbs down!!!!