Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp, follows Wilee (Gordon-Levitt), a Manhattan bike messenger, who attracts the interest of a dirty cop, Bobby Monday (Shannon), after a seemingly routine pick up. Full on action and pithy quips ensue, in a movie that never stops, as Monday pursues Wilee across New York City.
There is a lot to be admired in Premium Rush; all the bike stunts were executed majestically and the chase scenes were thrilling and slick . Unfortunately the narrative driving the story was underwhelming and the use of graphics made the film seem juvenile at times. If it wasn’t for the charisma of Gordon-Levitt and Shannon this film would have been a right off.
With a grittier script, darker soundtrack and a stronger narrative this film could have been excellent. As it is Premium Rush was watchable but not memorable.