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Push

action & adventure, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


A future-seeing Watcher (Dakota Fanning) convinces a telekinetic Mover (Chris Evans) to help steal a briefcase that holds a billion-dollar secret.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    23%
  • Audience Score
    42%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Violence
5 out of 5
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5

Sci-fi thriller has more style than story; some iffy stuff.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this sci-fi thriller about a group of psychic "supeheroes" stars Dakota Fanning and features lots of special-effects violence. Guns and other weapons are used, people are attacked with blasts of telekinetic force, bloody wounds are shown, and overall, the atmosphere is quite grim. Characters also smoke and drink; alcohol helps Fanning's 13-year-old character "focus her visions." Expect some swearing (including "f--k") and implied sex as well.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether teen drinking seems less serious in a sci-fi setting. How does the movie portray Cassie's use of alcohol? Does it seem realistic? What would the consequences be in real life?
  • Families can also discussthe onoing appeal of superhuman fantasies. Why are they so popular? Howdoes this movie compare to ones like Sky High and Spider-Man?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    23%
    reviews counted: 29
    see all Push reviews
  • Audience

    42%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Aaron Hillis, Village Voice, Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Rotten: Push is an empty calorie extravaganza and demands a crooked concentration it doesn't earn to sufficiently piece this mess together.

- Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Belle... is blank as a page, and the intended romantic chemistry between her and Evans is never in evidence.

- Christopher Orr, The New Republic, Friday, February 6, 2009

Audience Reviews

3 stars

You know I really didnt hate this movie or really like it. I think my daughter liked it more when she came in and out of the room watching bits and pieces. Overall I was not disappointed since i did not go in with much.

- jmanard52, Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2 stars

Whats the opposite of good? Oh yeah, this movie!

- stuartb1234, Thursday, August 12, 2010

3 stars

B

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010