Project Power

Project Power

Project Power

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx teams up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) and Dominique Fishback (The Hate U Give) in this Netflix action film, set in a world where a black market drug grants people unique, and sometimes self-destructive, superpowers for five minutes. From the directors of Nerve and Catfish.

On the streets of New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that unlocks superpowers unique to each user. The catch: You don't know what will happen until you take it. While some develop bulletproof skin, invisibility, and super strength, others exhibit a deadlier reaction. But when the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop teams with a teenage dealer and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta to fight power with power and risk taking the pill in order to track down and stop the group responsible for creating it.

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ActionCrimeScience Fiction
85%
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Reviews & comments

Stuff

Stuff

press

It never really makes us truly care for the characters and perhaps, most importantly, fails to deliver us a proper villain.

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

The Blackness of Project Power is really just a coat that’s been slipped on but it’s a coat that doesn’t fit so well. At least it wouldn’t, if it wasn’t for the excellent close quarters work by Foxx and Fishback who invest their scenes together with some nice chemistry.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

What makes Project Power entertaining is its canny combination of familiar ingredients in a textured real-world milieu that gives it fresh flavour.

Variety

Variety

press

Basically an overblown sketchbook of a movie with showcase effects.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

It's a lot for one film, and "Project Power" never revs up enough gusto to power through its biggest, best ideas and deliver on their promise.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This enjoyable picture riffs amiably on the Incredible Hulk, Johnny Storm, Wolverine and even Frozone from The Incredibles...

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

But for all the patently corny bits and some 17 attempts at an ending, Power still somehow makes it easy to suspend your disbelief and your imaginary degree in biochemistry, and just let it ride.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sugar highs can be fun.

The Times

The Times

press

As such, and like the most recent attempts at tackling the suffocating dominance of comic-book culture, the film manages to have its superhero cake and eat it too.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Will you become hopelessly addicted, or recoil and explode into a million fiery shards? The answer, at least with regard to "Project Power," is likely to fall somewhere in between.

Stuff

Stuff

press

It never really makes us truly care for the characters and perhaps, most importantly, fails to deliver us a proper villain.

Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

The Blackness of Project Power is really just a coat that’s been slipped on but it’s a coat that doesn’t fit so well. At least it wouldn’t, if it wasn’t for the excellent close quarters work by Foxx and Fishback who invest their scenes together with some nice chemistry.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

What makes Project Power entertaining is its canny combination of familiar ingredients in a textured real-world milieu that gives it fresh flavour.

Variety

Variety

press

Basically an overblown sketchbook of a movie with showcase effects.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

It's a lot for one film, and "Project Power" never revs up enough gusto to power through its biggest, best ideas and deliver on their promise.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This enjoyable picture riffs amiably on the Incredible Hulk, Johnny Storm, Wolverine and even Frozone from The Incredibles...

3.0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

But for all the patently corny bits and some 17 attempts at an ending, Power still somehow makes it easy to suspend your disbelief and your imaginary degree in biochemistry, and just let it ride.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Sugar highs can be fun.

The Times

The Times

press

As such, and like the most recent attempts at tackling the suffocating dominance of comic-book culture, the film manages to have its superhero cake and eat it too.

4.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Will you become hopelessly addicted, or recoil and explode into a million fiery shards? The answer, at least with regard to "Project Power," is likely to fall somewhere in between.

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