Genre: Action & Adventure
Runtime: 1 hr 51 min
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Paul McGuigan
Starring: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Djimon Hounsou, Nate Mooney, Maggie Siff, Scott Michael Campbell, Ming-Na Wen, Neil Jackson
Review by: manofthemovie16
Added: 8 years ago
PUSH is a visually flashy, vibrant, and very PG-13 sci-fi thriller. The action in the film is inventive and imaginative and perfectly suited for the crowd who loves to see special powers in action. The special powers involve pushers (able to move a physical object with their minds), movers (able to put thoughts into other people's minds), wipers (able to wipe away memories), a seer (the ability to see into the future), and various other abilities. The story revolves around a group of special-powered people, hiding out in Hong Kong, who are in a race to find a case which holds great importance to Division 6. They plan to make an army out of the special-powered ones, but the case will change that.
Chris Evans as a pusher named Nick and Dakota Fanning as a seer named Cassie make a likeable onscreen team. Djimon Hounsou gives a fitfully restrained performance as the devious Carver, convincing enough to be evil but not sinister. Camilla Belle as a mover named Kira was okay throughout, feeling more like a "plastic" figurine than someone with a personality. The villains look and act evil, so that's good.
Director Paul McGuigan uses effective use of a grungy hand-held camera and a fluorescent lens. These give the cinematography a vibrant, flashy, and grungy look to the film. The soundtrack is appropriately tech-rock, usually using fading chords or snippets of club songs.