Premium Rush
Premium Rush (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's built out of familiar parts, but no matter how formulaic Premium Rush's storyline might seem, it's elevated by high-octane action and enjoyable performances.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Just a few spokes short of a wheel, guys.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

A blast.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

The pace of the movie is really fantastic, but once you get past that and realize you've been watching a 90-minute bike chase, which isn't nearly as thrilling as the trailer lets on, you begin to deflate.

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Tom Charity

An unpretentious throwback to the kind of action movie that had no need of superheroes, Premium Rush is hardly a classic but fun up to a point.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The whole film sizzles with urban aggression.

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J. Olson

It's weightless and graceless, complete with a stock love story, a cloying human interest angle, and no shortage of poor acting.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Premium Rush is that rare bird: a chase picture that's just a chase picture - and a dandy one.

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

Premium Rush isn't mindless mayhem, a thriller for teenage boys bursting with hormonal bloodlust. Koepp's film has a brain...

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's a tight little thriller, briskly told. And I'm already having a hard time remembering anything else about It.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Very nearly a formulaic piece (like old Hollywood films) where you can see all the pieces fit together almost like a high schooler's report taken nearly… More
Chris Miele
I don't know why, but this movie comes across as Limitless with bikes to me. I don't it's just strange. Except, I actually liked Limitless.… More
Sanjay Rema
This is a solid and fresh movie. It has cool action sequences and a nice story. The casting, other than Gordon-Levitt, is a bit questionable but the fast paced… More
Cynthia S.
I enjoyed this. At it's heart this was a very standard chase film...the entire plot revolved around the bad guys chasing the good guys through the streets… More
Bruce Bruce
Now this is how to make an action flick! A small one, mind you, but it's one of the most fun pictures to come out. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as a bicycle… More
Christian C
Fun, but not as exciting as I had anticipated.