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Premium Rush Reviews

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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
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
August 25, 2012
Shannon should have made Roscoe P. Coltrane noises the whole time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
August 24, 2012
As a tribute to an unheralded profession, the movie has some potential. As a thriller, it hits the skids pretty quickly.
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
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+
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
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
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+
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.
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+
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.
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
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.
August 24, 2012
Popcorn gets stuck in the bubblegum of director/co-writer David Koepp's teenybopper crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 24, 2012
The simple, utterly satisfying Premium Rush delivers just what the title promises.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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