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Pusher Reviews

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January 29, 2013
Sniffing into the seams of England's multiculti capital, it's best at showing the grungy, hustling-and-bustling city as a place of slowly uncoiling despair. A hyper-charged, buzzy take on the London night-scene-and one man slipping under it, for no-good.
November 9, 2012
Just stick to the original: Fate is always more fetching than formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2012
The characters that populate Pusher are surprisingly na´ve and hardly the brightest of bulbs. So much for the image of the wily, street-smart criminal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 8, 2012
Prieto treats the experience like a music video, with superfluous visual ornamentation getting in the way of gritty suspense. Pusher is a sound and light show that should have its power strip unplugged.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 1, 2012
Pusher has a neon-lit nervy energy -- at once slick and grungy -- and the sort of unabashed, screw-tightening rhythms that genre enthusiasts will embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 30, 2012
The most original British gangster flick in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 27, 2012
Both the theme and the execution are formulaic, although Spanish director Luis Prieto shows some visual flair.
October 26, 2012
Pusher is unnecessary for Refn fans that have followed his work from the beginning, but is more worthwhile for new viewers since they don't know what they're in for.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 26, 2012
a perfectly serviceable race-against-the-clock thriller thanks to a powerful lead performance from Richard Coyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2012
The chief problem here is that Frank is neither likable nor very bright. For the most part, you're thinking, go ahead, bust his kneecaps.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 26, 2012
Prieto does what he can to keep things roaring along, but the overall effect is not a lot more stimulating than your average diet cola.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2012
We're ... left to cheer someone simply because there's really no one else to root for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
October 25, 2012
Pusher is some kind of tragedy, though not the one its filmmakers intended.
October 25, 2012
The remake undercuts most everything that made the original distinctive, its tangy, pungent sense of low-lifes and their environment swept away for a glam, stylized world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2012
There's an ugly, jittery beauty to "Pusher," a very fine British redo of a 1996 Danish movie of the same title.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 25, 2012
A remake of a 1996 Danish thriller, it's a pulsating, propulsive and nerve-racking film that breathes new life into a genre whose tropes wore out long ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2012
... it feels like just another movie about crime and drugs as Frank's week goes from bad to worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2012
Prieto's remake capably mimics the original's breakneck energy without adding a single thing.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 25, 2012
If we haven't caught on from earlier films that drug pushing is a thankless persuasion, maybe this is the movie that will pound in the lesson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2012
Much glossier, more bright-lights-big-city, and less jolting than the gritty 1996 original.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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