Sunday, February 8, 2009

Review: Push

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Title: Push
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Director: Paul McGuigan
Writer(s):David Bourla (written by)
Staring: Djimon Hounsou, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, brief strong language, smoking and a scene of teen drinking.
Running Time: 111 min (1hr and 51mins)
The action packed sci-fi thriller involves a group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities, hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
2 ½ Stars
Michael Phillips: NA
EW: Lisa Schwarzbaum: C-

Other Sites:

At The Movies: Ben Mankiewicz: NA, Ben Lyons: NA
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 26% (Rotten), Top Critics: 17% (Rotten), RT Community: 71% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 39 out of 100, Users: 6.7 out of 10
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C Users: B

My Review

Source Material: Original Story by
David Bourla

Acting and Dialogue: C+,
Djimon Hounsou, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle out of that list in my opinion Djimon Hounsou holds his weight.

Art Direction: C, the portrayal of the powers via VFX was good.

Cinematography: C, quality crap, good for what it is but crap in the world of cinematography.

Direction: C, Somewhat slow, developmental issues with the story.

Sound and Music: C-, not really that great.

VFX: C good
portrayal of the powers, like the different spin on "classic powers"

Overall: C, Amazing concept but horrible execution.