Friday, August 31, 2012

Premium Rush (2012)

Director: David Koepp. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi. 91 min. Rated PG-13. Thriller. 

A full-throttle, high-energy, 90-minute ride through Manhattan's busy streets, seen through the eyes of a few bike couriers, trying to help a Columbia University Chinese student get her son on board to the US, via delivering a 50k ticket to a Chinatown boss. A multitude of flash-backs and flash forwards, fast editing, and cool GPS-style mapping of the city leaves no room to get bored. Pure entertainment; no take-home message.

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