Release Date: Feb. 6
Director: Paul McGuigan
Writers: David Bourla
Cinematographer: Peter Sova
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, Camilla Belle
Studio/Run Time: Summit Entertainment, 111 mins.
Listless superpower flick can't sort out story
By turns frantic and somber, the resolutely convoluted thriller Push dashes from genre to genre in search of a reason to exist. Directed in a rush by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin), the movie follows a vaguely superheroic clan of misfits pursued through Hong Kong by a government agency—American, of course—that seeks to assemble them into a dream army. Enter nominal dude protagonist (Chris Evans, pretty and vacant) as he teams up with a precocious teen (Dakota Fanning) after Uncle Sam comes calling for an escaped test subject (Camilla Belle) with the ability to control minds.
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