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Kevin Harley
Total Film
September 3, 2012
JGL's enjoyment in his job adds welcome levels of Levitt-y.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
September 1, 2012
Wafer-thin characters aside, Premium Rush delivers thanks to Michael Shannon's unhinged villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 30, 2012
Rush Peddles to Satisfying Thrills
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
August 29, 2012
It is pretty exciting to see the race scenes happen through a camera on a bike speeding through the streets of New York. Plus Shannon gives a distinct portrayal of a bad guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
August 29, 2012
The latest from Koepp & Co. is one of the summer's wildest, most inventive rides; a lovably loopy adrenaline fest that definitely delivers.
Nick Johnston
Boston Phoenix
August 29, 2012
Someone should have heeded the "brakes are death" creed of Gordon-Levitt's messenger and slammed them on while this was still a script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Glenn Lovell
CinemaDope
August 28, 2012
... the kamikaze cyclist's wet dream and the best action movie of the summer, a fun fusion of humor, suspense and pure adrenaline ... Hitchcock meets 'Breaking Away,' anyone?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 27, 2012
Initially diverting and thrilling, but with diminishing returns. It's excessively inane and cartoonish. Not enough pleasure to call it a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.22/10
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
August 27, 2012
Premium Rush isn't mindless mayhem, a thriller for teenage boys bursting with hormonal bloodlust. Koepp's film has a brain...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dan Lybarger
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 26, 2012
New York bicycle couriers lead such dangerous lives that it seems it would be possible to make a thrilling movie about them without having conventional villains or plots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 26, 2012
The movie speeds along crisply, providing just enough exposition to lend a few pounds of emotional weight without bogging down the breakneck pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
August 26, 2012
I do have an abiding fondness for compact and coherent action movies, and this is surely one.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 26, 2012
It moves like a bullet, has some effective chase sequences, and gives you Michael Shannon as one of the year's most memorable bad guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 26, 2012
Pure cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Stuckmann
Moviedex
August 26, 2012
It's the kinetic energy Koepp injects into the premise that overshadows the predictable plotting and pushes your pulse into the danger zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies
August 25, 2012
It never gels and one of the biggest problems is the lack of a consistent tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 25, 2012
the powers that be perfectly understand that they are making an evening's diversion, not an artistic statement, which in itself may be a perfectly valid artistic statement
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 25, 2012
Techs, especially for the fast-paced chases, are pretty slick and hold your eye. After a while though, it all gets repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 25, 2012
director David Koepp ("Stir of Echoes") has orchestrated many thrilling sequences of bicyclists dodging and weaving through the real life traffic of Manhattan
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 25, 2012
Gordon-Levitt, fresh off his pivotal role in "The Dark Knight Rises," is an engaging leading man - tough and plucky, but also charming and accessible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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