Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You're looking for depth and profundity, this is the wrong movie. But under the direction of David Koepp ("Secret Window," the screenplays for "Mission: Impossible" and "Spider-Man"), this is an expert and spellbinding adventure.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The actors click into high gear, and Premium Rush delivers.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
What makes this whole thing work is, first of all, Wilee's ride, an elegant machine that lacks any gears or brakes.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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. At this point, it's just one more movie-as-ride. But this one at least lives up to its title.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite far-fetched plot points - such as a flash mob of bike messengers ready to rumble and thwart evil - it's easy to get caught up in this life-or-death two-wheeled slalom.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A quick pace and always-enjoyable lead Joseph Gordon-Levitt will please moviegoers, even if the picture's ticking-clock approach isn't as invigoratingly pulpy here as in the Koepp-penned "Snake Eyes" and "Panic Room."
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Premium Rush is a half-entertaining, half-exasperating movie.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Premium Rush features fearless stunt work that shames most computer trickery. Too bad I didn't believe a minute of it.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Unfortunately, David Koepp - the A-list Hollywood screenwriter (Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds) and decidedly less-successful director (Ghost Town, Secret Window) - can't find the right Looney Tunes-ish tone for his immersion into bike-messenger culture.
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Premium Rush has a lot of energy - too much, it's kind of exhausting.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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