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Premium Rush Reviews

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J. Olson
April 16, 2016
It's weightless and graceless, complete with a stock love story, a cloying human interest angle, and no shortage of poor acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013
Gordon-Levitt proves he's the best actor on two wheels, pedaling furiously to save a grueling ride from becoming more tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012
For all its attempts at originality, Premium Rush is, at its heart, generic
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Chris Sawin
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
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
August 23, 2012
This will take you over when you're watching it, there's some cool tricks that suck you in, but after you start thinking about it, you realize that it's nowhere near as good as you thought it was while you were watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.25/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
August 23, 2012
The script is terrible and the greatMichael Shannon is forced to sound like a 1930's gangster: "Hey what's the big idea!" and he's so over the top and it sucks you out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
August 24, 2012
If it didn't star the universally beloved Gordon-Levitt, "Premium Rush" would quietly fall in the category of late-summer time killer for teenagers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 19, 2012
Even though we see more of New York at street level than you'd ever expect in one thriller, this film is hit by one puncture after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael A. Smith
September 21, 2012
There is also a romance and scenes of what may or may not be human trafficking but unless the action is happening on the back of a Schwinn it pretty much is only hinted at on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alison Willmore
August 23, 2012
Premium Rush is a half-entertaining, half-exasperating movie - one that sells you on the notion of New York bike messengers as great fodder for cinema but then doesn't know how to build a feature around them.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
September 13, 2012
A few twiddly Google Maps inserts aside, David Koepp's film is low on kinetic energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
August 23, 2012
Koepp doesn't trust the basics of the hunt, bending over backwards to paste a soul on a simplistic machine of suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rebecca Murray
August 23, 2012
Bike messengers - and moviegoers - deserve better.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 24, 2012
This is supposed to be a life-and-death chase movie, not two friends messing around.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
September 13, 2012
A VHS classic from another age, but times have changed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Willie Waffle
August 23, 2012
Premium Rush is like Kim Kardashian, it looks pretty, but you wouldn't want to marry it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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+
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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