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5.0 out of 5 stars Now Here Is A Great Little Action Film!
David Koepp and John Kamps came up with this little idea of making a film about NYC's bike messengers.
They wrote a simple story which could be any movie made by Jason Stratham(except he's too old for the role)
but they meticulously prepared and wrote the screenplay and made it into one of the most exciting and entertaining
action film of this past year...
Published 18 months ago by B. Ying
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light weight good fun thriller
If your a fan of unashamed cheesy thrillers this is for you, not original, not very in depth, just plain popcorn fun for an hour and a half.
The film follows a New York Bicycle courier as he is pursued by a corrupt cop, after picking up a package to deliver.
Joseph Gordan Levitt is comical as the lead, whilst Michael Shannon is a great fun villain...
Published 22 months ago by chelios1981
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brakes are death....,
Among the bike couriers in New York, no one is more determined and reckless than Wilee, more comfortable on his bike than in a suit.
A Chinese foreign student arranges for him to deliver a vital envelope across the city. A crooked cop, Det. Monday, has a desperate need for that envelope himself and won't take no for an answer.
Wilee finds himself relentlessly pursued by Monday and others in a situation becoming more complicated and dangerous by the minute.
Together with his friends and rivals, Wilee must discover the secret of this dangerous delivery and make it through a deadly gauntlet...
One of the more surprising films of the year, it's really odd how entertaining this movie is, and how familiar the film also is.
Levitt and especially Shannon, take what is essentially an average cat and mouse movie, and make it something that you actually pay attention to, rather than just have it on in the background whilst you are doing something else.
It's fast paced, very funny, and Shannon is easily having a ball playing the stereotypical bad cop.
It's one of those films that you will watch, and wonder why you've never heard of it before.
It does riff slightly on 1986's Quicksilver, but this is by far a better movie.
It's fun, with good stunts, and better performances.
Well worth seeing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop action, very little else,
but if that is what you want this should do the trick. Not deep and not violent or sexy either. Just a bit of light entertainment and I loved it!
3.0 out of 5 stars Something different,
Anyone remember Pacific Blue? That 90's TV series about Cops on pushbikes? Well, this kinda reminded me of that. The storyline is perhaps a little lacking but I bought it for the setting and the bike scenes, of which there are plenty, in fact I bet a good three quarters of the film is spent in the saddle. There are some good stunts and a few quirky little cut scenes here are there. An entertaining watch.
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, unusual movie,
An exciting movie, suitable for all ages and most enjoyable, apart from a few brutal scenes involving the corrupt New York police chief. The stunts performed by the cyclists were quite amazing and the interviews in the Bonus feature, explaining how the movie was made, were most interesting and informative.
5.0 out of 5 stars good film,
This is such a good movie, dont even matter if yo like bikes or not this is high speed entertainment at its best.
4.0 out of 5 stars Premium Rush!!,
In Manhattan, a bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop,(Michael Shannon) who pursues the cyclist throughout the city. An interesting story, great chase sequences, good acting all round keeps you watching till the end.
Make sure you watch it!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great,
Saw this on television loved the film so looked to buy found a great deal with this company sent for film got it bang on time
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, yet entertaining.,
PQ is great.
AQ is great.
The movie is simple, yet it can keep the audience trying to anticipate what will happen next. It has a unique storyline.
4.0 out of 5 stars Throwaway, but fun,
Not the greatest story in the world, but a fun and enjoyable ride none the less. A decent mid-week evening movie i'd say.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great film,
Great film action packed all the way through with a good story line as well which is rare must watch
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