Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon in the Premium Rush trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

PREMIUM RUSH is about a bicycle courier in New York City that gets handed a very important letter he has to deliver across town.  Bu things get messy when a bunch of guys come looking for the letter and he ends up running (or should I say, biking?) for his life.  The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who most fans will tell you is great.  I’m no exception, as I think he’s one of the more talented young actors around.  But I’m not sure what to make of this film as it feels exactly like THE TRANSPORTER on a bicycle.  The trailer has a very spastic feel to it, with a lot of quick editing and close-ups of JGL.  I liked some of the cool bike stunts, but we didn’t get to see a whole lot of that.

The film is directed by David Koepp (SECRET WINDOW) and stars Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez and Aasif Mandvi.  It hits theaters early next year on January 12th.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush

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