Premium Rush

2012

Action / Crime / Sport / Thriller

430
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 102456

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Aaron Tveit as Kyle
Michael Shannon as Bobby Monday
Jamie Chung as Nima
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700.13 MB
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PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
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1hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by CJFouraki 8 / 10

A Damn Good Movie

Premium Rush is fun, humorous and exciting. Penned and directed by David Koepp, this is a film that keeps moving and takes the audience for one hell of a ride. Who thought bicycle chases could be so fun?

Joseph Gordon Levitt is our hero in this and does a really good job, delivering his character well. Dania Ramirez, Wole Parks and Aasif Mandvi or did well and really added to the film with their characters. I think the best has to be Michael Shannon, as he was great in this as an unhinged, dirty cop, his rants and sporadic mannerisms being an absolute blast to watch.

The story is straightforward and sets us up for intense thrills and action. The subplot between the bike cop and Levitt is also great and adds to the humor of the film.

The camera-work is fantastic. It's clear, focused and smooth, making the bike chases visceral, intense and fun. It's a vibrant, pretty film, with great shots and framing. The editing and pacing is great, the momentum of the film never really slowing down. It moves along and keeps us on the edge of our seats.

The soundtrack is good, serviceable to its scenes, and the sound design is done well.

The visuals of this movie were really good, especially when time slowed down and Levitt planned the possible routes he could take through traffic, resulting in some spectacular fails.

Overall, I really dug Premium Rush. I had a great time with it. Michael Shannon was great to watch and the movie had this thrilling momentum to it that kept it all snappy and focused. It goes by quickly and is worth the time. 7.5/10 damn good.

Reviewed by nadinesalakovv 2 / 10

No likable characters

Premium Rush is a fast-paced thriller/drama flick and a lot of the scenes on the road with the fast bike-riding are actually very entertaining and makes a change as opposed to fast-car movies, but there are a couple of major problems - one being that there are no likable characters, the main good guy character is not likable at all, he has a positive trait which is his vigilance about people and potentially road-dangerous situations, but that is not enough to make this guy likable, he is a childish character who likes to call people "douchebag", but the fact is he himself is a "douchebag" which by definition is an obnoxious person, this is how i would describe this character "Wiley", he has an attitude problem and he along with a supporting character feels they have the right to sexually harass their female co-worker.

Another character who is supposed to be a good guy is this Chinese woman, she does nothing but snap at people and is not likable at all.

The dirty cop character is actually more likable than these people.

I've streamed this flick several times and tried to overlook the negative aspects, i even brought it on Amazon Prime Video a few weeks ago, but just before i started to write this review i deleted this movie from my video library after attempting to watch it again, the mixed feelings about this cine have now turned to instant dislike.

Reviewed by jimbo-53-186511 6 / 10

A solid enough job by all involved even though it wasn't quite 'the rush' that I expected

Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one of the best bicycle couriers in Manhattan, but when he is tasked with delivering a seemingly harmless envelope this ends up having far reaching repercussions for Wilee when corrupt cop Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon) becomes hell-bent on getting his hands on what is inside this envelope and begins pursuing Wilee all across New York...

As a screenwriter David Koepp is fairly accomplished - he has penned screenplays to a lot of good films such as Panic Room, Spider-man, Mission Impossible, Jurassic Park and Carlito's Way. In this respect, Premium Rush does still work (even if it's not as good as some of the better films that Koepp has been responsible for when he merely served as a screenwriter).

Perhaps part of the problem with this film with Koepp as far as being a director is his rather limited and repetitive approach to the way everything is presented; the quick editing and Wilee's ability to assess the safest route through NYC's traffic at the blink of an eye are astonishing to look at but in the long run look a bit gimmicky and over-the-top and not to mention implausible and totally ridiculous.

Although Koepp keeps his foot on the gas for the most part, the first 20 minutes or so of this picture are quite dull - Wilee has an awkward relationship with his girlfriend and some other guy is trying to muscle in and steal Wilee's girlfriend away from him - really? Who the hell cares? Thankfully, this uninteresting love triangle only proved to be a minor irritant as it only served as a problem in the early stages of the film - Koepp has it banded around here and there in the latter stages of the film, but due to the frantic pace later in the film it does serve as much of a problem later in the film.

As a storyteller, Koepp is quite good and in all honesty Premium Rush isn't a bad story once you get down to the nitty gritty and on the surface it does have some heart to it. Having said that though, at its core it is about a mother trafficking her son illegally from the China to the USA and although in one way it's heart-warming on the other hand it's also illegal which makes it a morally queasy and controversial foundation upon which to set one's story.

Having said that if you just go with the flow with this one and take it for what it is then it is reasonably entertaining (despite some ridiculous contrivances at the end such as Bob Monday agreeing to let Wilee have his bike back before he's confirmed that he actually has the ticket which effectively leads to his inevitable escape). It's a good film as long as you don't think about it too much...

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