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 life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
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.Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 08.24.2012
I do have an abiding fondness for compact and coherent action movies, and this is surely one.Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 08.26.2012
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, CNN.com, 01.08.2013
This is supposed to be a life-and-death chase movie, not two friends messing around.Kyle Smith, New York Post, 08.23.2012