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Weaknesses: Though the bike messenger stuff is a great twist on it, a lot of the chase scenes and crooked cop stuff aren't really anything new. Manny (Wole Parks) was barely a character and much more of a stereotype antagonist of sorts. All he cared about was racing Wilee and there was nothing more to him. Dania Ramiez (Vanessa) portrays the love interest. She's decent in the role, but doesn't bring much to the table. Almost anyone could've played her and not much would be better or worse. The way Robert gets dealt with is interesting, but the execution, pun intended, felt strange.
Overall: Does it follow some familiar tropes? Certainly. But, the performances of the two main characters, the direction of David Koepp, and the tense action scenes were enough to put this way over the top and make it a surprise hit.
If you find it in a discount store for a buck or two like I did, buy it..