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Premium Rush (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 24 August 2012 (USA)
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In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

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Wilee is one of 1,500 bike couriers in Manhattan who rides on the edge by having a bike with no brakes. On this day, Wilee has a delivery that is so valuable that a corrupt NYC Detective, who needs the money, begins to chase Wilee throughout the city to get it before the envelope is delivered. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

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Ride Like Hell

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language | See all certifications »

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24 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La entrega inmediata  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,300,000 (USA) (24 August 2012)

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$20,275,446 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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Street trials rider Danny MacAskill performed the stunts for the better part of this movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 58 mins) When Wilee and Manny are racing in the park and Wilee has to jump the stairs the shot where he makes the jump his handlebars turn into "riser" style, while in the rest of the movie they are "bullhorns" See more »

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Wilee: I can't work in an office. I don't like wearing suits. I like to ride. Fixed gear, steel frame, no brakes. The bike cannot coast. The pedals never stop turning. Can't stop. Don't want to either. There are 1,500 bike messengers on the streets of New York City. You can e-mail it, FedEx it, fax it, scan it, but when none of that shit works and this thing has to be at that place by this time, you need us.
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In the credits, footage of the aftermath of an actual bike accident Joseph Gordon-Levitt had on the streets of New York City during filming is shown, including Gordon-Levitt showing off his injury. See more »

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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2012 (2013) See more »

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Salute Your Solution
Written by Brendan Benson and Jack White (as Jack White, III)
Performed by The Raconteurs
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Perfectly acceptable chase movie
3 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When all's said and done, neither Gordon-Levitt nor Michael Shannon will point to this as their best work. Fortunately for the viewer, that doesn't matter in the slightest.

Premium Rush is exactly as advertised. A chase movie that's high on adrenaline, with a cast that blend well together. Whilst the story is entirely forgettable, there's enough to catch the eye that it's easy to overlook that. The rush hour traffic in New York City offers up a plethora of near misses, brutal impacts and plenty of colour.

The supporting cast don't detract from Gordon-Levitt's and Shannon's spotlight, with Wolé Parks's hyper competitive Manny a particular highlight. The action is diverse and fast paced, with no set pieces feeling gratuitous or overlong.

The storytelling structure is perfectly fine. There's some contemporary visuals including route planning graphics and slow motion escape paths, which further the excitement.

The good guy's and bad guy's are clearly defined, with Shannon's desperate detective appropriately compelling. A solid 6/10 for me, and I struggle to picture an audience who wouldn't get at least a few kicks out of this.


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