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Pusher

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Pusher

Luis Prieto (2012)

85min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A remake of Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn's gritty 1996 Danish break-out movie, this vibrant urban update set in post-rave culture East London works surprisingly well, mostly because its antihero Frank (Richard Coyle) is no longer a thick-set blue-collar bruiser but a charming, likeable cocaine dealer who mostly sells drugs to his friends. It's this which makes his descent into hell all the more dramatic, when a sure-fire deal goes horribly wrong and suddenly all the doors that once opened are slamming shut in his face. Coyle is by far the standout in a neon-saturated nightlife thriller that throbs with a persuasive clubland beat, but the elements around him don't quite match. Agyness Deyn, as Frank's beautiful but blank pole-dancer sweetheart, Flo, particularly struggles to muster the necessary sympathy that will see the film through to its crucial last stretch. The movie has personality, though, as well as a rare emotional intelligence that separates it from typical British gangster fare.

Summary

A London drug dealer arranges a profitable trade, but the plan goes horribly wrong and he ends up heavily in debt to a sadistic Serbian gangster. He faces a race against time to raise the cash before the crime boss enacts a vicious retribution. Remake of the Danish crime thriller, starring Richard Coyle and Zlatko Buric.

Cast & Crew

Frank Richard Coyle
Tony Bronson Webb
Flo Agyness Deyn
Milo Zlatko Buric
Fitz Paul Kaye
Hakan Mem Ferda
Danaka Daisy Lewis
Marlon Neil Maskell
Jack Bill Thomas
Maurice Ray Callaghan
Director Luis Prieto
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Vertigo Guidance: Violence, swearing, sexual references, drug abuse, a sex scene. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 12 Oct 2012

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