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Based on 19 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Refn's version was successful enough to inspire two sequels; at its best, this effort will push Coyle's career a little further along in the U.S. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Pusher struggles to rise above standard drug dealer/gangster fare and succeeds, but only in part, thanks to its strong cast lead by Richard Coyle. show more

  • 60

    Coyle's vulnerable performance as Frank undermines the film's goal. Coyle expresses the weight of his exhaustion and the incredible debt hanging over him with a closed-off physicality and haunted eyes that prevent him from becoming a flat character. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If we haven't caught on from earlier films that drug pushing is a thankless persuasion, maybe this is the movie that will pound in the lesson. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Prieto does what he can to keep things roaring along, but the overall effect is not a lot more stimulating than your average diet cola. show more

  • 50
    Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post

    Watchable, if cliched. show more

  • 38
    Glenn Heath Jr. Slant Magazine

    Do we really need another cautionary tale about an ambitious drug dealer dramatically falling from grace? show more

  • 60
    Anna Smith Empire

    Nail-biting and genuinely heartbreaking moments mean it's emotionally involving, even if it isn't the cheeriest drug dealer saga in town. show more

  • 60
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    Fast-moving, stylish and gritty, but also predictable. [25 Oct 2012] show more

  • 60
    Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

    The Pusher remake may not have the full flavour of the original, but it makes brutally clear how the economics of drugs make paranoia and violence a fact of life. show more

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