Scottish director Paul McGuigan has a way of making even the most clichéd genre excursions reasonably entertaining (see the slick noir Lucky Number Slevin or the slick romantic thriller Wicker Park). Add Push to that list.
McGuigan’s latest centers in the sci-fi world of psychic espionage, a place where “paranormal operatives” have the ability to move objects with their mind (Chris Evans), see the future (Dakota Fanning) and scream really loudly (a bunch of Asian dudes in sunglasses).
The other saving grace is cinematographer Peter Sova, who turns his camera loose in the teeming streets of Hong Kong, giving the film a kinetic energy its vague, surprisingly low-key narrative lacks. Grade: C
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