Los Angeles Times - 08/23/2012
"The action is inventive, extensive and exciting, a bang-up job by cinematographer Mitchell Amundsen, one of the town's hot new shooters."
Chicago Sun-Times - 08/22/2012 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "This is an impressively skilled production that credits about a dozen stunt riders and even more CGI techs, and is never less than convincing as it shows messengers speeding fearlessly into traffic..."
Movieline - 08/23/2012
"Gordon-Levitt continues to prove that he's an intriguingly unconventional action hero..."
Box Office - 08/23/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "PREMIUM RUSH has a rewarding relentlessness and a payoff that suggests that whirring city that surrounds us in is full of supporters who see past the system.
New York Times - 08/24/2012
"[A] ticking-clock thriller about a New York bicycle messenger who has to get from here to there without being taken out. Stuffed with zingers and zippy stunts..."
Hollywood Reporter - 08/23/2012
"A quick pace and always-enjoyable lead Joseph Gordon-Levitt will please moviegoers..."
Total Film - 10/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith Koepp directing slickly...the result plays like a two-wheeled half-SPEED..."
A crooked cop (Michael Shannon) pursues a New York City bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) carrying a mysterious package in this urban thriller from director/co-writer David Koepp. Every day, fearless courier Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) dodges death while weaving through traffic on his custom fixie -- a featherweight bike with one gear and no brakes. He always delivers his packages on time, but today's rush delivery could well be his last. With a mysterious envelope clutched close and a mad killer chasing him through the streets of Manhattan, Wilee must pedal for his life, and never look back.