A least one reviewer cycled home from the screening in a state of uncharacteristic nervousness.
| Original Score: 3/5
[A] slyly structured, pseudo-real-time carnival ride ripples with undercurrents of moral complexity... Joseph Gordon-Levitt... is effortlessly cool and engaging onscreen, always.
The chases are well done and Gordon-Levitt is a solid lead but the film gives him little to do other than ride.
A VHS classic from another age, but times have changed.
| Original Score: 2/5
Simple but fun.
Fast, furious and infuriating.
For all its attempts at originality, Premium Rush is, at its heart, generic
| Original Score: 5/10
A few twiddly Google Maps inserts aside, David Koepp's film is low on kinetic energy.
Enjoyable, fast-paced thriller that makes up for its plot deficiencies with sheer adrenaline and a pair of superb performances from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon.
We just laugh at every ridiculous twist and turn. But it's shot with real energy, putting us right on bicycles speeding dangerously through the New York traffic
Mount up...and get on it.
| Original Score: 4/5
A satisfying piece of head-rush cinema that should leave viewers feeling exhilarated.
A movie that while thin and silly, moves with such joyous speed that you almost want to throw your arms in the air and scream.
Michael Shannon gives his run-of-the-mill dialogue an unusually campy kick and singlehandedly keeps Premium Rush entertaining when it could have been routine.
| Original Score: 3/4
Try to picture a combo of Run Lola Run and The Bicycle Thief that plays out in Chinatown and is more exciting than the car chase in The French Connection.
The better-than-average feel is perpetuated by Gordon-Levitt's remarkably (yet expectedly) charismatic performance...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The whole film sizzles with urban aggression.
JGL's enjoyment in his job adds welcome levels of Levitt-y.
Wafer-thin characters aside, Premium Rush delivers thanks to Michael Shannon's unhinged villain.