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Pusher

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7.31 h 45 min199918
The gritty directorial debut from Nicolas Winding Refn, visionary Director of 'Drive', 'The Neon Demon' and 'Only God Forgives'. Frank (Kim Bodnia - 'Killing Eve', 'The Bridge'), a small-time drug pusher is on a sharp countdown to his own destruction when he screws up his latest deal.
Directors
Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring
Kim BodniaMads MikkelsonZlatko Buric
Genres
SuspenseDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
Dansk
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Producers
Henrik Danstrup
Studio
Blue Finch Film Releasing
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentsmokingsubstance useviolence
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4.3 out of 5 stars

114 global ratings

  1. 61% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 7% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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Gabriel MillsomReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dark, gritty, violent!
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With 2020 nearly over, I thought I had exhausted everything Prime had to offer. I was somewhat reluctant to watch this, but I'm so glad I did! A dark, gritty and violent drama of such quality that I was left to wonder why it has taken me over twenty years to see this film! Despite the protagonist's loathsome behaviour, I still felt sympathy for him as the story unfolded. That I was emotionally invested in such a scumbag is testimony to the quality of the film. I look forward to seeing the sequel.
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Rupert GarciaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 December 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Frank is Dead He Just Doesn't Know it
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I know of Kim Bodnia from The Bridge, with Sofia Helin, and I was pleasantly surprised to see him in this 1996 outing. Super-realistic street-pusher Frank gets himself into debt and quickly spirals into a dead-end. You just know it's going to end badly, because the guy is kinda stupid - a low-level jerk-off who occasionally snaps into extreme violence, he even takes money off his mum.
Excellent screenplay with a brooding sense of claustrophobia, in the manner of some old Westerns where the only inside scenes are the bar and the jail, director Nicolas Winding Refn shows us that even the biggest city can shrink down to the size of a small house. Where is there to go but the places you have been before? And who can you rip off that hasn't ripped you off, or wouldn't? Not a good place to be, when everyone want a piece of you - even your girlfriend. Worth watching, but a bit nerve-racking.
ChrisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Low budget gem
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A raw, intense, stylish and hard-edged thriller.
An interesting look into the life of a drug dealer, Pusher takes a typical story and makes it unique, thanks to it's documentary feel.
The director, Nicolas Winding Refn crafts a bold, compelling, twisty and slick crime story. With no experience before, Pusher is an electrifying debut of very talented and promising talent.
Kim Bodnia, the guy that plays Frank, is nothing short of phenomenal. There's no performance in this movie that's below great.
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RicohReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 February 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
A let down!
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Well acted, some interesting camera work which makes for a claustrophobic feel. However, the storyline is pretty standard fare, and it is easy to quickly lose interest in this film. The tale of a world of drug dealing, and for one dealer, bad debts, misfortune and temptation and greed, quickly spiral things out of control. Way too bitty for me, and too many unexplained scenes which had little logic to them. Disappointed.
B. SinewdonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Winding refn's best film
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This was Nicholas winding refn's first feature and I still would say it is his best film. It's quite rough round the edges and lacks the slick style of his later films and is all the better for it
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SweetchuckReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Basic story, extremely well executed
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Basic story, extremely well executed. The film simply flies by and the way it's shot/directed forces you to share in the main character's increasing desperation.
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JohnDrake67Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
pre-Drive-esque
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Actually an early draft of the far superior 'Drive', with the same explosive violence, similar gangster-caught plot. OK, there are some plot and character differences but many similarities.
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john_dillingerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 March 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
PUSHER PUSHER PUSHER !
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Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of this film is the only reason I brought this film. Its amazing to see his origin and how he went on to make Valhalla Rising, Bronson, Drive & Only God Forgives. Such an inspirational director, one of my favorites. Deffo worth your time to watch, incredibly shot with such a basic story line but executed with style.
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