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  • Summary: As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake tells the story of a week in the life of Frank, a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster of a ride that soon spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish,As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake tells the story of a week in the life of Frank, a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster of a ride that soon spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish, there is no longer room for love within his life, and violence takes over. Danger and chaos are all around
    and he becomes a man trapped in his own world. Eventually Frank is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go, becoming a man paralysed with the fear of knowing there is no way of preventing his inevitable fate. Fast-paced, visually striking, witty and with some of acting’s finest talents, Pusher will have you gripped from beginning to end. [Vertigo Films]
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Oct 24, 2012
    75
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Oct 26, 2012
    70
    There's an ugly, jittery beauty to Pusher, a very fine British redo of a 1996 Danish movie of the same title.
  3. Reviewed by: Joel Arnold
    Oct 25, 2012
    60
    Coyle's vulnerable performance as Frank undermines the film's goal. Coyle expresses the weight of his exhaustion and the incredible debt hanging over him with a closed-off physicality and haunted eyes that prevent him from becoming a flat character.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Oct 24, 2012
    58
    Luis Prieto's remake capably mimics the original's breakneck energy without adding a single thing. It seems to exist mostly to stuff more violence into Britain's insatiable maw for crime pictures.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 25, 2012
    50
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 23, 2012
    50
    Pusher faithfully mimics Nicolas Winding Refn's 1996 Danish crime saga while missing its nasty, grungy spirit.
  7. Reviewed by: Edward Davis
    Oct 27, 2012
    33
    Uninventive and unimaginative.

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  1. Dec 19, 2012
    5
    Read some good things about this one when it was released although most "critics" destroyed it. Watching it seemed to re-tread past tracks ofRead some good things about this one when it was released although most "critics" destroyed it. Watching it seemed to re-tread past tracks of movies like this. Drug dealer gone too far and gets caught between choices/rock-and-a-hard-place. Lacked action, originality and quality characters. Even the end leaves the movie unresolved. Question is, how can I get back the time I spent to watch this movie? Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2013
    5
    Flashy, energetic and stylish and yet somehow empty. It looks super cool and has a great soundtrack if you like techno, but beyond that theFlashy, energetic and stylish and yet somehow empty. It looks super cool and has a great soundtrack if you like techno, but beyond that the film never really goes anywhere. Kind of like a poor man's Layer Cake. Expand

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