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high levels of silliness...check
This movie offers nothing more than solid action with bikes.
The story is pretty flawed and almost doesn't fit the line.
I would of loved to see it go in a different direction.
Gordon Levitt works for a bike delivery service, who basically ends up with the wrong package....and levels of silliness ensue.
that being said the riding sequences are pretty cool and enough to carry this film.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has no less than four stand-ins. A real-life bike messenger adept at negotiating city traffic at speed, a bike racer, a stunt bike rider and a pro-stunt man for the dangerous accident scenes. All have physiques to match his lean compact frame. The DVD Supplements that demonstrate how the action was captured are a must-see. There are no high-octane chase scenes à la Fast and Furious but the kinetic energy of an unprotected human body captured close-up on a bike travelling up to 40 mph in traffic is quite dramatic.
The movie is special effects laden. The storyline is all about getting there as fast as possible. As portrayed these riders have a lifestyle but no life and therein lies the film's weakness.