Premium Rush Reviews

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 17, 2013

Satisfying on a basic, fun level, but also stylishly produced and not insulting to the viewer's intelligence.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013

The movie, idiotic as it is, has its charms, thanks in large part to its two main actors.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 12, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt' fixed-wheel bike has a single gear and no brakes, and you could say the same of director David Koepp's film, which is light on character and plot. But, even on two wheels, the action is fast and furious.

A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
January 8, 2013

Want more from a late-summer joyride than slides, wheelies and bunny hops? Get a load of Shannon, dementedly inspired, trying out an oddball accent and Richard Widmark giggle.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Hazelton
Screen International
January 8, 2013

Gordon-Levitt is, as usual, a likeable hero, though he's underused in a film that's plainly more interested in kinetics than drama.

Tom Charity
CNN.com
Top Critic
January 8, 2013

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.

Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
January 8, 2013

A fun chase film starring the likable Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with a deliciously over-the-top performance by Michael Shannon as a villainous crooked cop, and some X Games-worthy bike stunts.

David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic
January 8, 2013

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

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
December 17, 2012

The kind of low-expectation late-summer film that can all too often fall under the radar but delivers more honestly and forcefully than most of its warm-weather predecessors.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 4, 2012

I expected "Premium Rush" would be an exciting film, but I didn't think it would be so much fun to watch. It has plenty of thrills, laughs and a plot that is more complicated and interesting than I thought it would be.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
October 5, 2012

Maybe the plot's a little thin, but this is end of summer escapism at its best and it guarantees you'll never look at a biker in NYC the same way again.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
September 27, 2012

Eye-popping practical bike work should provide interested viewers with a middle-of-the-road rush that's a bit short of 'premium.'

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 26, 2012

... a lightning-paced, hyper-adrenalized entertainment.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
September 15, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an immensely likable hero and the stunt work is astonishing.

Henry Barnes
Guardian
September 15, 2012

This is about the bike, the road and the compulsion to go, go, go.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
September 14, 2012

The film is one snappy, fast-paced chase through the streets of Manhattan. Never mind the logic, feel the breeze.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 14, 2012

A least one reviewer cycled home from the screening in a state of uncharacteristic nervousness.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 14, 2012

[A] slyly structured, pseudo-real-time carnival ride ripples with undercurrents of moral complexity... Joseph Gordon-Levitt... is effortlessly cool and engaging onscreen, always.

Alex Zane
Sun Online
September 13, 2012

The chases are well done and Gordon-Levitt is a solid lead but the film gives him little to do other than ride.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
September 13, 2012

Simple but fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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