Push 2009

Critics score:
23 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Christopher Orr, The New Republic: Belle... is blank as a page, and the intended romantic chemistry between her and Evans is never in evidence. Read more

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: Movies don't get more headache-inducing than Push. Read more

Tasha Robinson, AV Club: An ambling, broody concoction along the lines of Strange Days. Read more

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: Not much of it makes sense. The rest isn't terribly interesting. Read more

Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine: Evans and 10,000 BC's Belle shuffle through a turgid romantic subplot, and though the two characters are very, very pretty, they've got the chemical spark of a banana. Read more

Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times: By the time the credits roll, your most fervent wish is to run into a 'wiper' (one who can erase memories). Read more

Tom Long, Detroit News: One long mistake from start to finish, this is a film that never gets its rhythms or bearing right. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: A weightless, style-driven thriller set in a photogenically chaotic Hong Kong. Read more

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Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: Just as it's getting impossible to tell the superpowered humans without a scorecard, along comes Push to muddy the waters. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: A grubby cut-price sci-fi thriller. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: It's an ambitious attempt to shove the whole of a fairly complex comic book universe into a single messy and garish movie. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: A trippy, nonstop action fest, with the feel of a really good episode of Heroes. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: The film is blessed with a frenetic pace that simultaneously accomplishes two things: it keeps the energy level high while obfuscating some of the most obvious logical flaws in the plot's structure. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Push has vibrant cinematography and decent acting, but I'm blasted if I know what it's about. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: There are many problems with Push, and most are the usual boring things: unnecessary plot loops; long, dumb musical interludes; a charmless script; and ostentatious action sequences in which the only person excited is the cameraman. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: It should give us the willies, but it's willy-nilly. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Suggestive of X-Men, The Matrix and the television show Heroes, Push is one of those time-mangling thrillers that manages to seem both complicated and superficial. Read more

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Tom Huddlestone, Time Out: Silliness rules the day: plot holes abound and are plugged with techno-pounding action sequences and more nonsensical guff. As a TV pilot, this might have worked; as a film, it's loud, confusing and inane. Read more

Claudia Puig, USA Today: A silly movie that is partially engrossing and plenty convoluted. Read more

Robert Koehler, Variety: A confused jumble of parts in search of a whole. Read more

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Dan Zak, Washington Post: It's the perfect brain vacation for those overtaxed by Oscar-nominated movies. Read more