February 6th, 2009

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Two young Americans with special abilities must race to find a girl in Hong Kong before a shadowy government organization called Division does.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.0/10 (44,362 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Paul McGuigan

Stars: Camilla Belle, Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans

A group of young American ex-pats with telekinetic and clairvoyant abilities are hiding from a clandestine U.S. government agency. They must utilize their different talents and band together for a final job enabling them to escape the agency forever.

Colin Ford - Young Nick
Joel Gretsch - Nick's Father
Djimon Hounsou - Henry Carver
Dakota Fanning - Cassie Holmes
Robert Tsonos - Division Doctor #1
Brandon Rhea - Division Doctor #2
Camilla Belle - Kira Hudson
Neil Jackson - Victor Budarin
Chris Evans - Nick Gant
Kai Cheung Leung - Dice Man
Sun Nan Hung - Dice Man's Heavy
Corey Stoll - Agent Mack
Scott Michael Campbell - Agent Holden
Wai Man Tam - Cook in Fish Market
Hal Yamanouchi - Pop Father (as Haruihko Yamanouchi)

Taglines: One push can change everything.


Official Website: Official site [Japan] | SND [France] |

Release Date: 6 February 2009

Filming Locations: Hong Kong, China

Box Office Details

Budget: $38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,079,109 (USA) (8 February 2009) (2313 Screens)

Gross: $31,806,100 (USA) (10 May 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In order to deal with the constant bustle of Hong Kong, director Paul McGuigan and the crew decided to shoot the film "guerilla-style", with the cameras hidden in vans, filming through small holes, and the actors doing their scenes in one take on the streets.

Continuity: In Hook's introductory scene, he shows a girl his card-shifting trick. She requests "ace of spades", but she mouths something different from her voice. In the next scene, it's implied that he makes an ace of spades appear, however, the card in his hand is actually a ten of spades.

[first lines]
Young Nick: Dad, what's happening?
Nick's Father: I need you to listen to me, like we're the last two people on the planet, okay Nick? Someday, a girl is going to give you a flower. You got that? A flower. And you have to help her, Nick. You help her, and you help us all. Okay? I know it doesn't make any sense right now, but I believe the woman who told me that. Do you think you can believe me?
[Nick nods]
Nick's Father: I love you. Know how I've said that you were special Nick? Turns out that I was right.

User Review

Ignore the critics, good film

Rating: 8/10

I was really surprised by how entertained I was by this. There were many negative reviews of this film and after watching the film I realised how many critics are actually quite lazy. They derided the plot as convoluted but actually I found it complex but understandable. To dismiss it as a heroes knock-off is also unfair. It's a sci-fi film but that doesn't mean all sci-fi films are the same. The film makes good use of its Hong Kong location more so than any recent film I've seen and the characters were memorable. The special effects were there for the story and not the other way around. I usually read film reviews but am glad, in this instance, I ignored them.

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