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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

[6.75/10] Push (2009)

Push (2009)

Short review: First things first, "Push" is a well-balanced film. There's not a lack of plot polished up with excessive effects and action scenes as some may expect. The script was clearly well-written and made for an intelligent movie that takes advantage of today's special effects without using them to carry the film. As the leading man Chris Evans is highly charismatic; he occasionally allows too much cheese to sneak into his expressions and tone. Dakota Fanning has shown early signs that she may be that rare breed of child actor who manages to successfully transition into a young adult star, her turn as the narky and resilient side kick impressive. Elsewhere Djimon Hounsou relishes being the calm, cool and collected villain; Camilla Belle is suitable as Nick's love interest with her own shady past and underrated New Zealand actor Cliff Curtis gives his 'Shifter' a subtle charm that makes you wish he had more screen time. Music wise, the soundtrack fits the film's direction perfectly. "Push" has a hallucinogenic, trippy quality of lazy zooms and blurring colours, though one that can oddly also be very grainy and realistic at times. Hong Kong is also the kind of location films like this are made for with a clash of neon colour, constant movement and an innovation of architecture that lights up your TV screen. It's not going to jump off the screen for originality, but "Push" is different enough to be entertaining.

  • My Rating: 6.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 23% (4.3/10)
  • IMDb: 6.0/10


DEZMOND said...

Chris Evans definitely is highly charismatic, can't wait to see him in THE LOSS OF A TEARDROP DIAMOND.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Yep, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond looks promising ;) Evans is gorgeous, but not such a great actor. I personally prefer Ryan Reynolds :) I'm saying that, because I think they have something in common, but I'm not sure what exactly :)

DEZMOND said...

They definitely have something in common - it must that devilish and naughty look in their eyes, which is always there even though you know they are good boys :)
Chris Evans has lovely acting skills, just needs to be more confident and needs to work upon it. He was very profound in LONDON one of the movies which showed that even he, Jason Statham and Jessica Biel can act when you give them the chance.