|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Neil Maskell, Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle, Mem Ferda, Paul Kaye, Bronson Webb|
|Run time:||1 hour 29 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Feb 2013|
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An hour and a half you will never get backBy Progeny_Of_The_Great_Apocalypse (14 reviews) from Newport , 25 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]A disappointing turn from the usually engaging richard coyle. Unfortunately as with all remakes, comparisons are made to the original; and this one really begged the question of whether it needed to be made at all. It offers no real depth or expression, and the poor character development left me cold. In its' defence it did not follow the usual formula of this underworld genre - i. e. endless excessive violence, foul language and sex (i'm looking at you 'Rise of the footsoldier'), but it ultimately offers nothing we haven't seen done better a hundred times before. Without giving away any spoilers, the ending is not so much ambiguous or open, as much as non existent. Not a complete failure by any means, but not really worth your time either.
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Doesn't really grab youBy LING0 (82 reviews) from Conwy , 15 Oct 2013Having not seen the original I found this movie a bit staid. Even when faced with the prospects of being opened up or worse I just didn't feel the sense of dread and utter fear from Frank (Richard Coyle). It all seemed a little disjointed as well and the ending seemed a bit daft to be honest. I will have to watch the original Danish trilogy and I've a feeling that 2 and a half stars may be generous. Plus point some Orbital on the soundtrack.
Pop MusicBy manonfireuk (407 reviews) from Liverpool , 29 Sep 2013The original Danish film had the feel of a gritty, tense British gangster film but the British remake feels like an overlong pop music video. I'm not sure what went wrong, but they should not have bothered. The film is a scene by scene remake, nothing new has been added with the exception of perhaps a little British swagger. One nice touch was having the actor who played Milo in the original reprise his role but other than that, stick with the original, it's far superior.
pale imitation of a great filmBy a customer , 09 Sep 2013not a patch on the original. don't waste time on this version, watch that one instead. where that had real tension and a terrifying sense of events spiralling out of control this one just feels like business as usual. real shame
Stick with the Danish originalBy HARSHBR0WNS (4 reviews) from London , 06 Aug 2013If you've any respect at all for the original, I'd advise steering well clear of this English-language port of Nicolas Winding Refn's incredible 'Pusher'. The entire thing feels like a parody of the original, a la The Fast Show, so much so that even Milo - played by Zlatko Buric, as in the Danish original - comes across as a cartoon of himself, with none of the harrowing coldness of his first performance. That said, it's not terribly shot and is fairly well directed, but doesn't have any of the gravitas and grip of the original outing. Hopefully it'll draw a few more folks to the original trilogy.
Don't even tryBy MrGFunk (3 reviews) , 16 Jul 2013Even if you are a 'I'll give it a go' film watcher avoid this. It's slow, yet short, boring and it doesn't have an ending.