Sobrevalorado filme sobre una "semana de perros" de un traficante. Winding Refn, sin embargo, cumple con una travesía que va in crescendo. Es la historia que se complica cada vez más. Está al nivel de una película de acción de Hollywood de la década de los 90, aunque con una visión que simula lo documentado.
Viscéral. Caméra à l'épaule, cadres serrés, photographie noirâtre: enfermé dans l'underground copenhaguois, toute sortie est interdite. Pour l'heure, ça sera donc la drogue sans les putes, la violence sans les morts, l'argent sans les valises. Du baume au coeur que de voir le cinéma du réel se réinveter
7/10. Track-suit-wearing Copenhagen drug dealer owes money. Straightforward street-crime storytelling with shaky cam (Dogma-related?) and intermittent bursts of hardcore/metal punk. Gritty realism. Quite good. Brilliant conversational acting by the guy playing the Serbian creditor.
Rough, gritty, dirty. This is vintage Refn, and there is no style here, only handheld raw shooting. Still not sure if I like the ending. I don't know how much context is gained from the rest of the trilogy, I'll re-rate the movies after that. The characters are so slimy it's alienating. (Where the hell is the still from?)
Refn's strangely successful crime trilogy has become one of my favorites. Pusher the 1st looks and feels very DYI, both in filmmaking (resources and whatnot) and in the main character; scrambling to get ahead and salvage his life and lifestyle. Frank is odious and at best, an antihero but much like Norman Bates in the 2nd/3rd act of Psycho, you are rooting for his success. At least I did. Never assume it'll be ok....
It has its moments but I really can't say much about this film, to put it straight ... pretty poor. Its frustrating to watch and has one of the worst endings I have ever seen. With it intriguing characters and cool cinematography Pusher takes you go on the whirlwind ride into the underground but, in the end, the film, and the promise of an epic climax, eventually fail.