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Premium Rush Reviews

Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Just a few spokes short of a wheel, guys.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

January 8, 2013
Tom Charity
CNN.com
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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.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 8, 2013
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Premium Rush is that rare bird: a chase picture that's just a chase picture - and a dandy one.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

January 8, 2013
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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A blast.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

September 11, 2012
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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The whole film sizzles with urban aggression.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

September 3, 2012
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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Premium Rush isn't mindless mayhem, a thriller for teenage boys bursting with hormonal bloodlust. Koepp's film has a brain...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 27, 2012
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

August 26, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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I do have an abiding fondness for compact and coherent action movies, and this is surely one.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 26, 2012
Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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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.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

August 24, 2012
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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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.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

August 24, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

August 24, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Undeniably, the word "action" does apply, but only as it falls between "class" and "suit."

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

August 24, 2012
Frank Lovece
Newsday
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"Premium Rush" is both the title of this movie and its clever if less than subtle promise to summer audiences -- which it mostly delivers ...

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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No brakes indeed.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

August 24, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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This is supposed to be a life-and-death chase movie, not two friends messing around.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

August 24, 2012
Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
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Breezy and entertaining, if imperfect ...

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Sit back and enjoy it as a summer jolt of pure adrenaline.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Like the lithe and maligned carriers weaving their way through Big Apple traffic, "Premium Rush" is a thin, brash, sinewy thing built entirely for speed.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The contrived tale is filled with plot holes, but the story takes a back seat to the chase-filled, daredevil action.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2012
Bob Mondello
NPR
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Premium Rush is just a fun ride.

Full Review Source: NPR

August 23, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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[It] actually doesn't sound like it would work at all as a tightly wound slice of street action, but it does, and in radically fresh ways.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 23, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Premium Rush can't decide if it's a serious, ticking-clock thriller or an antic, stunt-driven cartoon.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Cruising the streets of Manhattan, clocking in at a tight 90 minutes and set on a bike without brakes, this loose-limbed action-drama is a swift, sweaty ode to the city's subcultures and a punky descendant of '70s B-movies.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

August 23, 2012
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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"Premium Rush" has a lot of energy - too much, it's kind of exhausting. It also has a lot of trickiness.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Stuffed with zingers and zippy stunts, it comes with pretty young things of all hues and hair types - few prettier than its lead, Joseph Gordon-Levitt - and start-to-finish clever special effects, none more clever or special than Michael Shannon.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

August 23, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The plot is as layered and complex as a TV ad for detergent.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

August 23, 2012
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The skeleton of "Premium Rush" is as old as the movies: a chase. It's how the skeleton is fleshed out that makes the movie such loopy, crazed, dangerous fun.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 23, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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For those who found "Speed" too thoughtful, there's "Premium Rush," the new king of brainless chase flicks (at least until Razor scooters finances its first feature film).

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 23, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It continually spins its wheels or even goes in reverse, backtracking to previous points to load new information.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2012
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Hollywood has been trying to pull off the bike messenger as action hero since 1986's Quicksilver with Kevin Bacon. You have to hand it to Premium Rush, which has the kinetic whoosh to keep you spinning.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2012
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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A snappy, fast-paced thriller that provides a genuine rush to close out the summer. Even if you prefer four wheels over two, you're in for a pulse-pounding time.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2012
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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The cycling action is fun, and there's a lot of pop mythology about the tao of bike messengers, though the latter sounds as if it were written by someone who pays for rush service, not someone who provides it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 23, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Premium Rush supplies just enough dramatic rationale to set a series of Manhattan bike chases in motion and then follows without pretending it cares much about anything beyond the adrenaline.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 23, 2012
Andrew Barker
Variety
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The lovably ridiculous bike-messenger thriller Premium Rush is a welcome throwback.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 23, 2012
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Silly stuff, but for an end-of-summer matinee you could do a whole lot worse - and, by this point of the summer, probably have.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2012
Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
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It has a few marvelous tricks up its sleeve with extra doses of zoom-zoom.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B

August 23, 2012
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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It's Shannon who doesn't just steal the film, he towers over it.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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"Premium Rush" is great fun - nimble, quick, the thinking person's mindless entertainment.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 23, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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So appealing is Gordon-Levitt that, for great stretches of his new movie, I suspended my disapproval of his character and just went with the nonstop flow.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 23, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Koepp wants to capture the immediacy of bike messengers zipping through hostile territory, but Premium Rush has an arcade elasticity that's a few stops removed from reality.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

August 23, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I'm very weary of routine chase movies. There's nothing routine about "Premium Rush."

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 23, 2012
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