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Premium Rush Reviews

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David Medsker
Bullz-Eye.com
August 25, 2012
There is virtually nothing original about the premise of Premium Rush, but its execution is immensely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
August 25, 2012
A Tour de Gridlock unfolding at a breakneck pace that doesn't give you a chance to pause to consider whether what you're watching is even credible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
August 25, 2012
Shannon should have made Roscoe P. Coltrane noises the whole time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 25, 2012
A silly, race-against-time thriller, filled with impressive chase scenes and stunt work on a bike without brakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 25, 2012
A movie built around a bicycle messenger is a risky venture -- as an adrenaline-pumper, it sounds about as promising as Driving Miss Daisy -- but writer-director David Koepp invests in our need for speed right from the first frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
August 24, 2012
As a tribute to an unheralded profession, the movie has some potential. As a thriller, it hits the skids pretty quickly.
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
August 24, 2012
What we're left with are bicycles scooting around Manhattan and some mildly diverting stunt work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 24, 2012
It earns its hour-and-a-half of thrills honestly, with good solid storytelling and filmmaking. It's amazing how rare that is these days.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 24, 2012
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon face off in a 90-minute chase layered with flashbacks that cleverly fill in the details with Pulp Fiction-esque precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
August 24, 2012
While Michael Shannon's performance is hilarious for every reason it shouldn't be, Joseph Gordon-Levitt disappoints for one of the first (and hopefully last) moments of his career. "Premium Rush" just feels sloppy and unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
August 24, 2012
It finds joy in the little details: the sharp dialogue, the crackerjack chases, the constant yellow CG lines covering Wilee's routes away from (or all too often straight into) danger.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
August 24, 2012
Throwing "premium" into the title may be overselling such a trifling entertainment. But for the cinematically discounted days of late summer, it's a perfectly diverting little ride.
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com
August 24, 2012
While the premise is a bit idiotic, and at a brisk 90 minutes, 'Premium Rush' delivers the best ride due to Gordon-Levitt and Shannon's hilarious and appealing performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2012
The whole thing is nearly brought to its knees by David Sardy's abominable score. It's amongst the most generic electronica-ish tripe ever splattered across a film and it's incessant.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
August 24, 2012
It's a good thing that adrenaline tends to short-circuit logical thinking; the plot is mostly nonsensical, but you'll be too thrilled by the literal twists and turns to care much.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 24, 2012
Premium Rush earns its place as end-of-the-summer escapism, but I can't say that it's more than a well-done formula flick.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
August 24, 2012
I don't know how a film this entertaining and expertly-made can show up the last week of summer, but I'm not complaining.
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
August 24, 2012
Popcorn gets stuck in the bubblegum of director/co-writer David Koepp's teenybopper crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 24, 2012
The simple, utterly satisfying Premium Rush delivers just what the title promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 24, 2012
In many ways a live-action Road Runner cartoon... The other influence is Howard Hawks, in particular 'Only Angels Have Wings'...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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