VOD Recommendation: A Smart, Fast-Paced Alternative to Bombastic Action Thrillers Now Available on Demand
12.24.12 by BJSprecher
"Manny can't hear you, Manny movin' too fast!"
Strap on your
seat belt safety helmet for a lightning-fast thrill ride through an often overlooked big city business sub-culture.
The Flick: Premium Rush
The Skinny: David Koepp directed this thriller from a script he co-wrote with his Ghost Town (2008) collaborator, John Kamps. Though the movie did not make a profit at the box office, it was well received by the moviegoers who did go to see it and praised by critics as "a spry, inventive antidote to American blockbuster bloat."
The Players: Up-and-comer Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) stars as Wilee, a New York City bicycle messenger at the top of his game: fearless, reckless, and without brakes. Wilee is forced to put all of his urban survival skills to the test when he picks up an envelope on a premium rush run and discovers that it has made him the target of a loan shark and his corrupt cop (Michael Shannon) lackey. Dania Ramirez (Quarantine) and Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) also star.