Premium Rush Synopsis
A bike messenger's routine delivery turns into a life-or-death chase through Manhattan.
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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...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The actors click into high gear, and Premium Rush delivers.
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75

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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75

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,...
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75

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...
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70

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...
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65

Movieline

Premium Rush is a half-entertaining, half-exasperating movie.
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63

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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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Unfortunately, David Koepp - the A-list Hollywood screenwriter (Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds) and decidedly less-successful director...
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Premium Rush has a lot of energy - too much, it's kind of exhausting.
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Mediocore Rush

By Darkola
The actng in this movie was good for the most part, except for one of the main characters, the bad guy himself Michael Shannon, I dont know why, but for some reason I can never take this guys acting...

FAST, FASTER..................

By lizsake
For the continuous bike action sequences shot in NYC traffic alone it is a must see. No they are not splitting the atom here but they are also not blowing s**t up and there is minimal violence. For...

Fun times, just don't go home doing the bike riding from this.

By AgentSmith47
It's the type of movie you would normally watch on FX or TNT in the afternoon. It's light fun and, referencing another review, a throwback to 90's action. The cast was fine in their roles with the...

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By Mousedancing
This movie was much more suspenseful than I thought. We went with only medium expectations and were pleasantly surprised. It's a great move! Full of action with an interesting storyline that gets you...

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By Movie_Buff_86
An ordinary day turns for the worse when a man picks up an envelope and is followed throughout the city by a dirty cop. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays (Wilee) who is a bike messenger in New York City, and...

Go see it

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By jaspinwall45
If you like not stop action from beginning to the end, then this is the movie for you. Anyone that has ever been to NYC can attest to the congestion which makes some of the scenes very believable. ...

Go, Go, Go!

By buckeyeclark
They got the tittle right when they used the word "rush." The action scenes felt like I was riding the bike. I took a few gulps of breath and hold my breath many times. JG-L did a fine job. Good plot...

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By thedoctor777
I have to be honest with you. I had a hard time trying to stay objective about this movie. So I will give you the good and bad high points. The storyline is very good. The acting and bike tricks and...

Thumbs down

By willowarmadillo
I walked out of this movie — and I've only walked out of a movie once before. There was no story line, just ridiculous bike riding in the streets of NYC. I wish I'd gone to see Bourne Legacy....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence, Language and Intense Action Sequences
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ High-octane action sustains thin plot in teen-friendly film.
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