Premium Rush

  • 12
  • David Koepp (2012)
  • US
  • 87 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

You don't have to be crazy to be one of New York's 1,500 bicycle messengers, but it helps, as Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Looper) finds out in this fresh, fast-paced and relatively special effects-free thriller. He plays super-cyclist Wilee, who bikes with nerves of steel and legs to match, delivering packages around the city while dodging cars and irate drivers. When an amoral cop (Michael Shannon) needs cash for a gambling debt, he'll stop at nothing to nobble Wilee and get his hands on the valuable parcel the young daredevil has been assigned to deliver. Bright, fun and believable (Gordon-Levitt did many of his own stunts, sustaining an injury requiring 31 stitches in the process - check out the end credits), Premium Rush boasts danger, a delicious bad guy and a solid cast, with Gordon-Levitt cementing his undoubted star credentials.

Plot Summary

A Manhattan bike messenger takes an assignment to deliver a mysterious package across the city. The simple task turns into a fight for survival when he finds there is someone following him, who is willing to kill to get his hands on the delivery's contents. Thriller, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez.

Cast and crew

Cast

Wilee
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Bobby Monday
Michael Shannon
Vanessa
Dania Ramirez
Nima
Jamie Chung
Raj
Aasif Mandvi
Polo
Kym Perfetto
Tito
Anthony Chisholm
Manny
Wolé Parks

Crew

Director
David Koepp

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Sony
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 14 Sep 2012
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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