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05/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Save Yourself Two Hours: Don't Watch This Film

What a mess! Push is easily one of the worst action films I've ever seen! Between flat and unlikable characters to dull action, Push gets just about everything wrong. It's campy, it's silly, and painfully un-watchable.

Push is much more confusing than it needs to be. In the end, it's just about a group of people trying to get a case before the "bad guys" get it. Put less simply, it's about people with a range of psychic abilities who are in a race against The Division (a powerful government that "rules" these superior beings) to find a case that contains a "billion dollar secret." The plot makes much less sense on film.

In specific, the plot follows a man named Nick (Chris Evans), who is just out of his teen years, and still doesn't really have a good grip on his ability (levitati...

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03/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Push" by Yojimbo

Push is set in a world inhabited by people who were the subjects of government experiments that gave them special powers including telekinesis, mind control and the ability to see the future. "Mover" Chris Evans is approached by a young girl who predicts the future through a series of abstract drawings and they set about bringing down the shadowy agency that experiments upon them...is any of this sounding familiar? Yes, this is a blatant rip off of popular TV series Heroes, with shades of one of my favourite X-Files (which was "coincidentally" entitled Pusher...) There are some well executed, inventive Matrix-style action sequences, the stand outs being a gun battle between two floating pistols and a "pusher" who surrounds herself with a cadre of unwilling, puppet-like bodyguards. My main...

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04/01/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Hope you brought your pencils

A 2 hour set up that goes no where. The movie I'm guessing was planning on being successful enough to warrant a sequel or franchise so instead of making a really great movie people would want to see another one of they loaded up more crap then they could fit in 2 hours about explaining their little world to us and all the intricate little rules they need to play by, being sure to open up plenty of possible side plots and leave enough questions unanswered at the end of their two hour how to manual to get a green light. The premise would be good if handeled much much better, there was no need to make this so complicated, Heres the movie in two seconds Hi I can push things with my mind. Hi I can read the future. Hi theres this guy that can follow us. Hi theres these other group of people who...

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1/4 

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02/17/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

PUSH'ed me on a cliff

Really sucky dialogue, bad acting, too many inconsistencies and to top all that off these sort of x-men wannabees just didn't become original on their own (it's like a really bad mutant movie with all the Jedi mumbo jumbo powers). Most of the CG effects were also mediocre (I mean what's up with the wobbly gun levitation there's obviously a string attached to it). Dakota Fanning is just plain awful (her acting I mean) and boring at the same time (watch out she's going to show some skin "yikes"). The whole setting in China/Hong Kong was not even relevant to the film, heck it could been shot in Africa and it wouldn't have made no difference whatsoever. I really tried my best to like it and understand what the hell is going on but there's just no point. The fact is fifteen minutes into this I...

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1/4 

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02/07/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Push is action packed, but that is about all.

Push reminded me a lot of Hero's. It consisted of a bunch of young people with developing powers going against an agency that tries to control them. It wasn't bad, just wasn't incredibly original.

First, the problems: The directing wasn't consistent. Sometimes it was trying to be artsy with raw video and music that made it look like a music video. Other times it was what you would expect out of an action film, refined and impactful. But the mix just didn't work for me. It also added some length to the movie that wasn't needed or desired.

The good: The action was really well done. The special effects were cool and some of the powers were really neat. The acting wasn't particularly bad, but wasn't poor enough to degrade the movie.

As an action film the movie succeeds beautifully....

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3/4 

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