(2012)

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Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
You're looking for depth and profundity, this is the wrong movie. But under the direction of David Koepp ("Secret Window," the screenplays for "Mission: Impossible" and "Spider-Man"), this is an expert and spellbinding adventure.
88
Premium Rush is great fun - nimble, quick, the thinking person's mindless entertainment.
88
The simple, utterly satisfying Premium Rush delivers just what the title promises.
80
The action is inventive, extensive and exciting, a bang-up job by cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen, one of the town's hot new shooters.
80
The actors click into high gear, and Premium Rush delivers.
75
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. At this point, it's just one more movie-as-ride. But this one at least lives up to its title.
75
What makes this whole thing work is, first of all, Wilee's ride, an elegant machine that lacks any gears or brakes.
75
USA Today
Despite far-fetched plot points - such as a flash mob of bike messengers ready to rumble and thwart evil - it's easy to get caught up in this life-or-death two-wheeled slalom.
70
A quick pace and always-enjoyable lead Joseph Gordon-Levitt will please moviegoers, even if the picture's ticking-clock approach isn't as invigoratingly pulpy here as in the Koepp-penned "Snake Eyes" and "Panic Room."
65
Premium Rush is a half-entertaining, half-exasperating movie.
63
Premium Rush features fearless stunt work that shames most computer trickery. Too bad I didn't believe a minute of it.
63
Unfortunately, David Koepp - the A-list Hollywood screenwriter (Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds) and decidedly less-successful director (Ghost Town, Secret Window) - can't find the right Looney Tunes-ish tone for his immersion into bike-messenger culture.

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