In the second part of the Pusher trilogy, loose cannon Tonny (Mads Mikkelsen) is released from jail, again. This time he has his mind set on changing his life, but that’s easier said than done, and he sinks further than ever into a world of drugs and violence instead. Even his father rejects him.
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As good as the first one, or maybe better.
Really liked the plot.. it was very compelling.
These strong colors created such a special atmosphere - a very brutal story presented in a very beautiful way!
From a foolish sidekick to an insanely interesting and deep character. From a playground to a dramatic stage. The second installment changed in tone and feel and I loved it. Refn and Mikkelsen brought their A-game. Both movies are visually very interesting, while the first one is highly entertaining and a joy ride, the second sticks to you.
I don't understand people who think the 1st one is the best, it's good but 2 & 3 are great! (How many trilogies can say that?) I can at least understand people (and Refn) preferring 3 but this is my favorite Pusher film and still my fave Refn film though I like all his films (Bleeder is only 1 I haven't seen). Mikkelsen gives a performance you don't even realize how good it is till the latter half of the movie.
What a follow up! The tone of the first one is intact but I think this movie has more humanity than the first one. I really liked the theme of fatherhood and family and Mikkelsen really gives a heartbreaking performance of man born to lose.
Extremely dark film about Copenhagen underground. The description of Tonny's destiny, the way he copes with all these people calling him a moron, his abortive attempts to go straight, are pathetic. No future. Recommended to all those who think that Nicolas Winding Refn didn't exist before Valhalla Rising and Drive.
To me it's the best of the trilogy, as I found myself laughing histerically and then feeling utterly depressed in less than a heart beat -all thanks to the incredible balance in the story-, and because I actually cared about Tonny as a main character a lot more than I did with Frank and Milo in the other two movies.