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      Pusher

      Released Aug 18, 2006 1h 46m Crime Drama List
      83% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 85% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings As a heroin dealer in Copenhagen, Frank (Kim Bodnia) is far from the top but earns good money pushing with a friend (Mads Mikkelsen). When he decides to up the ante, Frank goes to Milo (Zlatko Buric), a drug lord -- except he doesn't have enough money for the heroin. Instead, Milo fronts him the goods upon the condition of immediate repayment. But when Frank goes to make the deal, and the police arrive, he has to ditch the drugs. Now Frank has to find a way to repay Milo if he wants to live. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 01 Buy Now

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      Ethan Gilsdorf Boston Globe Rated: 3/4 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Nick Schager Lessons of Darkness Refn's electrifying debut soon morphs into something far more opaque and unsettling than a mere genre retread. Rated: B+ Jun 9, 2011 Full Review Boston Globe Rated: 3/4 Nov 4, 2006 Full Review C.H. Newell Father Son Holy Gore Full of resonant themes not simply confined to the crime/drug world. Rated: 5/5 May 4, 2019 Full Review Henry Stewart Brooklyn Magazine The kind of stuff Miramax used to pump into the Angelika like Fruitopia. Jun 15, 2016 Full Review Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy Outstandingly well-done for a first-time director with no formal training on a shoestring budget, but something about it is unappealingly typical. Rated: 7/10 Sep 18, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dave G An absorbing and believable look at seedy characters in untenable situations from a gifted filmmaker. Pusher's projection of authenticity makes me wonder uncomfortably if Refn is only too familiar with the reality of its subject matter. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review R 9 A solid crime thriller. 'Pusher' entertained me enough, though the plot did feel a bit repetitive as it felt like it kept 'going around in circles' to me personally. Some of the lighting and editing (as in cuts) choices also made the film feel a little more underwhelming. The cast do well, arguably the film's strongest element. Kim Bodnia makes for a solid lead, though his performance is a tad samey throughout - similar to the aforementioned. Mads Mikkelsen's Tonny sticks out because he is being played by Mads Mikkelsen, the character is OK - underused perhaps, though I may just think that as it's Mads... the whole reason I chose to view this trilogy, to be honest. 6/10 would feel harsh so this 1996 release gets 7/10 from yours truly. I didn't overly enjoy it, though I can't exactly say I disliked it either... probably levels out at watchable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/24/23 Full Review Mahdiyeh H One hell of a debut for Mads Mikkelsen. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review eduardosuarez A boring film about a man who is really bad at being a drug dealer. One of those movies where you keep thinking "why is he doing this? Why would you do that? Why wouldn't you just..." etc. If you're thinking about watching this because you liked Drive and wanted to check out Winding Refn's other work, don't bother. Drive [edit: and Bronson] are his only good films. Definitely don't watch Valhalla Rising, it's worse than this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/16/22 Full Review claudiu s Totally a blast. Loved the gritty atmosphere and Yugoslavian characters. The young and versatile Mads Mikkelsen also stole the show. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review colin m (The Pusher Trilogy, Part 1) Slice of life of a pusher. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis As a heroin dealer in Copenhagen, Frank (Kim Bodnia) is far from the top but earns good money pushing with a friend (Mads Mikkelsen). When he decides to up the ante, Frank goes to Milo (Zlatko Buric), a drug lord -- except he doesn't have enough money for the heroin. Instead, Milo fronts him the goods upon the condition of immediate repayment. But when Frank goes to make the deal, and the police arrive, he has to ditch the drugs. Now Frank has to find a way to repay Milo if he wants to live.
      Director
      Nicolas Winding Refn
      Producer
      Teddy Gerberg, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
      Screenwriter
      Jens Dahl, Nicolas Winding Refn
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      Balboa Entertainment
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 18, 2006, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 23, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.4K
      Runtime
      1h 46m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Surround
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