Pushing Tin Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The movie takes a dive at the end, but it's wonderful fun before that.
John Venable
June 28, 2002
Can't really answer why this one got made. It's very uninteresting.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A very impressive film with its serious treatment of the difficult art of transforming hatred.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
April 28, 2001
Debased sitcom-style filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Droll, relatively lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Pushing Tin overshoots the runway by the equivalent of at least one of the Brothers Charles' better tv episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Mediocre scripting and direction!
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
An embarrassment for all concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
The thought that real-life air traffic controllers are anything like the folks in Pushing Tin is enough to make me travel on Amtrak
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It placed all the stress problems on the laps of the controllers' twisted personal lives.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 1, 2000
Pushing Tin bids for originality by focusing on an offbeat profession. Every other aspect is pretty stale, though, from the smart-alecky characters to the romantic-triangle plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A fast-paced, twisty-turny, high-fiving, but ultimately spiraling disaster of a movie!
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
I liked most of what I saw, but it was also difficult not to acknowledge how much stronger it might have been with just one more screenplay rewrite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
An original premise is made into something far too conventional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
John Anderson
January 1, 2000
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
Contrived, meandering, cliched and just plain preposterous.
Top Critic
Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
It plays like a magazine article: some interesting facts, no drama. Not many laughs either, in case director Mike Newell thought he was making a comedy.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
In settling for caricatures and contrivance, Pushing Tin is closer to the sitcom.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 1, 2000
A disappointing movie from Mike Newell, whose eye for offbeat material fails him here.
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
As pre-packaged as airplane food!
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