Premium Rush

Premium Rush

Ride Like Hell

Release Date: Friday, August 24, 2012

Rating: Rated PG-13

Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie -- super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.

But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.

Director:

  • David Koepp

Cast:

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Jamie Chung
  • Dania Ramirez
  • Michael Shannon
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Pietro Filipponi  |  Managing Editor

Pietro Filipponi's picture
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Premium Rush is light on spectacle but heavy on satisfaction, even though it tends to lose momentum by packing in too many flashbacks in an effort to add back story to the characters. That issue aside I found it to be some of the most enjoyable genre entertainment of the year. You'd be hard pressed not to have fun with it.