In this third installment of the Pusher trilogy, we follow Milo (‘Zlatko Buric’), the drug lord from the two first films. He is aging, he is planning his daughter’s 25th birthday and his shipment of heroin turns out to be 10.000 pills of ecstasy.
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Milo is a Serbian godfather in Copenhagen but, unlike Al Pacino, he has to take care of everything if he wants the job to be done. So, during the same night, he must cook for 40 guests invited by his daughter, settle a deal gone wrong, make disappear two corpses and attend reunions in order not to take drugs again. If he wasn't a criminal, we certainly feel some empathy for him. Masterpiece.
The first half is really engaging, Milo proves to be an interesting man and his insane family complements him well, then when I was just about to call it the best of the trilogy it reaches Human-Centipede levels of imaginative gore and shock value, which proves that Winding Refn's was only this close to end his Pusher movies with a golden staple.
While II boasts an excellent soundtrack and Mads Mikkelsen killing it on screen, it's III which has the most heart. Milo's depth is incomparable, a character so well written that regardless of narrative development it is fascinating to watch him unfold.
85/100 - Excellent. (4.5)
The worst of the trilogy, no? The kinetic rush of the first and the odd melancholy of the second are replaced by Milo's struggles, which while as bleak and nihilistic as ever (even more, maybe) lack the glimmer of soul the others had. Refn trying new things, but IMO, the weakest protagonist and the weakest story. Really couldn't find much to grab me here.
The best of Refn's Pusher trilogy. Contains a gripping crime story like part I, and is psychologically at least as complex as part II. Milo is the only character who features in all three parts, and he's portrayed brilliantly again. This time he has all our sympathies. Interesting supporting figures too. 8.5/10. Scorsesean. (Ignore the laughable added title, "I'm the Angel of Death".)
Great ending to NWR's trilogy. No as harrowing and punishing as the first two ones but still heads and shoulders above most crime movies. Buric is a commanding screen presence and gives a nuanced portrayal that really resonates. The supporting cast is good but quite forgettable. Also nice to see that Radovan from the first one got his restaurant.
bir üçleme olarak her bir filmde aslında aynı çıkışsızlığı birinci filmdeki frank, ikinci filmdeki tonny, üçüncü filmdeki milo üzerinden anlatıyor. iki filmden bu filmdeki farkı, şiddetin dozajı daha yüksek olması. refn çok iyi bir yönetmen, omuzda kamerasıyla gösterişe kaçmadan, üçlemenin altından başarıyla kalmış. ilk iki filmdeki gibi sonunu kendisi belirlemiyor, izleyiciye bırakıyor... seyredilmeyi hak ediyor.