The gut-churningly nasty Pusher III practically justifies the whole series, as it digs deep into the angst of a drug kingpin—a junkie himself—nagged by a thousand little business details and taunted by all the young, carefree libertines he sees enjoying themselves at his drug dens.
While I have no problem enthusiastically recommending writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher trilogy, I'd also heartily discourage all but the most rabid crime-movie nuts from consuming the whole thing in one afternoon or evening.
Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings
Oct 17, 2011Cruising late-nite cable, I stumbled upon the restaurant party scene in Pusher III. It's rare that my remote finger pauses for long but this scene grabbed me by the throat. Aside from being beautifully shot, the performance of Zlatko Buric, as the father Milo, was mesmerizing. I knew nothing of the plot or who this man was but watching him work the room and seemingly engage the guests, his subtle nervous energy suggested something else was on his mind.(little did I know) I knew then that I needed to see this film and start it from the beginning. To my surprise, I found out it was the 3rd film of the Pusher trilogy. Wisely, I decided to start at the "real" beginning and ordered all 3 from Netflix. Boy o' boy, I struck gold!!
I loved all 3 films with Pusher III my fave. These are grim stories, with grim characters and the filmmaker lets them be. These are great, great films.
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