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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
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.
Written by Tom Huddleston

Release Details

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

Cast and crew

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