Excerpt: In Premium Rush we see Joseph Gordon-Levitt – the rising star who previously passed by in Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Looper – as Wilee, an adrenaline-junkie who earns his living by delivering packages all over New York with a bike that doesn’t even have brakes (true “death traps” according...
Excerpt: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is too cool for brakes. He’s too cool for red lights and stop signs. Pedestrians? Those aren’t cool. He’s too cool for law school too, because being a bike courier? That’s cool. Get it yet?
Conclusion: From David Koepp, 'Premium Rush' is a thrill-a-minute actioner with a fairly straightforward plot about a bike messenger and the corrupt cop chasing after him. It's success comes from how well Koepp executes the entire project and delivers a gripping joyride through the chaotic streets of New York...
Conclusion: Premium Rush is a solid action film that is about as good as it can be. That doesn't mean it's perfect must-see cinema, only that it impressively realizes almost all of its tricky goals to regularly entertain and excite.
Conclusion: Premium Rush is an exciting, quickly-paced adrenaline flick with a good but admittedly somewhat generic core story pushing the action forward. Nevertheless, the movie succeeds thanks to its novelty, slick direction, fast action, and quality acting.
Excerpt: Twenty years ago I remember watching The Real World: San Francisco and one of the cast members, Puck, was a bike messenger. It was the source of some debate though the character himself was more the star of the show (and was eventually asked to leave).
Excerpt: Starring Leah Aldridge, Liz Manashil, and Sean Wright.
Directed by Amy Taylor.
Edited by Zack Delman
Produced by David Freedman(@ShowRunnerDave), Aaron Fink(@AaronEvanFink), Pedro Raposo and Cooper Griggs. Synopsis: Wilee is an expert bicycling courier in New York City.
Excerpt: Premium Rush lives in the moment. It consistently chooses pace of action over depth of character and the chaos of dodging traffic over the satisfaction of fully fleshing out a plot. If that decision strikes you as shortsighted or foolish, I can assure you it’s actually not.