|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Chris Evans, Djimon Hounsou, Djimon Hounsou, Maggie Siff, Cliff Curtis, Joel Gretsch, Neil Jackson|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Child Stars, It's a Conspiracy!, Sexiest Men Alive, TFI Friday!, Top 10 Sci-Fi, Top Streaming Films on your PS3 this Christmas|
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||29 Jun 2009|
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PushBy a customer from Abertawe , 22 Feb 2009
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[Highly rated reviewer]A science fiction film that won't rock your world by any stretch of the imagination, which is a shame, they could have done a lot more with it, as it has a half decent cast. Basically a group of young Americans with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding out in the far east from a clandestine U.S. government agency who stalk them continually for their powers. They eventually band together led by Nick Gant (Chris Evans) and Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning) and assisted by Kira Hudson ( Camilla Belle) in order to break free from the sinister Henry Carver (Djimon Hounsou) and the agency forever.
The problem with it is it's chaotic nature , meandering plot that seems to go nowhere , and it just doesn't hold the interest enough. The special powers they all have look weak bordering on the ridiculous, and you just get the feeling that the whole cast just don't really have their hearts in it. Even the pace was sluggish and at almost two hours I found myself getting increasingly distracted as I tried to keep focused on the mediocre plot. The only two positives were the location which was interesting to look at , and the performance of Ms Fanning who continues to improve as she blossoms into womanhood. She is easily the best thing in it. Don't bother with the cinema for this one, it's a DVD watch and then if there isn't anything else that fires your interest. All in all a wasted opportunity. In a word....................Disappointing.
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Very strangeBy mwarrington1992 (2 reviews) , 22 Nov 2013This was a very strange film, I nearly turned it off but I was a little intrigued to what was going to happen. The story was half decent but it could have been so much better. Overall it was a poor effort, it was a nice try but it could have been so much more.
Poor FilmBy a customer , 14 Nov 2013This film has a lot of problems. I can usually forgive a lot when it comes to super hero movies but the way it introduced the premise right through to the finale is poor. I really couldn't get into the story. It's very contrived, it doesn't seem to flow at all and even the special effects seem like they are papering over the many cracks. I was very disappointed. I almost didn't make it to the end.
Dakota Fanning... what more needs to be said?By Jersey_Samantha (14 reviews) , 01 Sep 2013MMMM seen some negative comments, I actually enjoyed it. I agree though it has been set up with a sequel that has never come : -( . But I did like it!
An absolute lemonBy crappo (54 reviews) , 21 Jul 2013Set in Hong Kong this film suffers greatly from HK production values. If you like ludicrous SFX and even more ludicrous Hong Kong kung phooey, this is just the job for you. Other than that, the story line itself must have thought up by a 6 year old. I felt sorry for Chris Evans for trying to carry this absolute load of rubbish.
Push The Other OneBy Robinski (180 reviews) from Glasgow , 02 Jun 2013'Push' is clunky from the get-go, weighed down by expositional dialog that sounds distinctly Matrix-y (in a bad way) in its tangential obscurity. The subject matter is hardly new, or even handled in a particularly innovative way, and although some of the effects are nicely done, it is not enough to redeem the whole. The plot is pedestrian to the point of boredom, disappointingly linear for a film that tries to be edgy and cutting edge. Everything happens the way it needs to in pursuit of the story, and the few character conflicts beyond the tired pursuit trope are unconvincing. The film suffers badly from the absence of real jeopardy, and none of the opposition carries any kind of real menace. Sure, there is plenty of chatter about the fact that theyre all going to die, but there is nothing to suggest any prospect of it actually coming close, and the constant references to this supposed danger render it meaningless. 'Push' is yet another example of the current trend for style over substance. Witness the closing of a bathroom door when two people are inside even though there is no-one else in the apartment, it can be for no other reason than an attempt at stylish flourish, but the effect is to shut out the viewer, breaking the 4th wall and bringing the audience out of the moment. And yet where there are opportunities to make an impact (for example a fleeting touch on the subject of underage drinking), the film shies away from these, eschewing any real edge, no doubt in pursuit of its 12A certificate. Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning have both done much better work, and there a sense of lack of belief in the material, and not just in front of the lens. No-one seems to be breaking sweat here. The sparseness of the soundtrack is effective in places, but horribly shattered by the clumsy introduction of mood music in a music video style, instructing the viewer how to feel, just another example of the employment of these crude techniques to reel in the younger audience, which has been pummelled with such ham-fisted lifestyle marketing from before it exited the womb. For me the only significant credit here goes to the location scout. China appears as a bright and colourful place, the locations unfamiliar and exciting, and it is really only when these exotic urban exteriors are in frame that there is any sense of dynamism. Moral? Rent a DVD from the China National Tourist Office instead.