Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie – super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.
But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.
Directed by David Koepp, This film looks a bit more ‘fun’ than most films Joseph Gordon-Levitt has starred in recently, but the action is just one part of this intriguing story. ‘Premium Rush’ is a high energy film that will surely appeal to the mass market, especially teenagers and will be making its way onto the Saturday night beer movie list.
PREMIUM RUSH is out in cinemas February 2012