Short Review

Rated 1.0

The previews for Push would have you believe it’s an action-packed thriller full of telekinetic bad asses flinging each other about with their mind, but that only amounts to two scenes. Instead, this risible sci-fi dud concerns itself with a mumbo-jumbo-laden story about an army of superfreaks that would be boring even if it were comprehensible. In short, a lunkhead (Chris Evans), a telepathic punkette (Dakota Fanning) and a beautiful brainwasher (Camilla Belle) hide from a shadowy government organization in a series of small rooms. The term “push” actually refers to mind manipulation, which is about the only way to convince audiences they’ll be entertained by this claptrap. At the very least, a gentle nudge would help them stay awake through Belle’s sodden emoting.