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Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day's work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York's agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie - super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic. But a guy who's used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just a few spokes short of a wheel, guys."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"A blast."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"Satisfying on a basic, fun level, but also stylishly produced and not insulting to the viewer's intelligence."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Joseph Gordon-Levitt' fixed-wheel bike has a single gear and no brakes, and you could say the same of director David Koepp's film, which is light on character and plot. But, even on two wheels, the action is fast and furious."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A fun chase film starring the likable Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with a deliciously over-the-top performance by Michael Shannon as a villainous crooked cop, and some X Games-worthy bike stunts."
‑ Kirk Baird, Toledo Blade
"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."
‑ Tom Charity,
"The whole film sizzles with urban aggression."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"The movie, idiotic as it is, has its charms, thanks in large part to its two main actors."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Want more from a late-summer joyride than slides, wheelies and bunny hops? Get a load of Shannon, dementedly inspired, trying out an oddball accent and Richard Widmark giggle."
‑ A.A. Dowd, Time Out Chicago
"The kind of low-expectation late-summer film that can all too often fall under the radar but delivers more honestly and forcefully than most of its warm-weather predecessors."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Premium Rush is that rare bird: a chase picture that's just a chase picture - and a dandy one."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Premium Rush isn't mindless mayhem, a thriller for teenage boys bursting with hormonal bloodlust. Koepp's film has a brain..."
‑ Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
"Gordon-Levitt proves he's the best actor on two wheels, pedaling furiously to save a grueling ride from becoming more tiresome."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Gordon-Levitt is, as usual, a likeable hero, though he's underused in a film that's plainly more interested in kinetics than drama."
‑ John Hazelton, Screen International
"I expected "Premium Rush" would be an exciting film, but I didn't think it would be so much fun to watch. It has plenty of thrills, laughs and a plot that is more complicated and interesting than I thought it would be."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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