Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Premium Rush film review

Yesterday, my friend B and I went to see this movie at the Odeon L/B and wow, what a movie.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Third Rock from the Sun) stars as Wilee, a Manhattan bike messenger who's package is wanted by a dirty cop.  Thus ensues a dangerous, adrenaline fuelled pursuit through the streets, while Wilee uses his many skills (and his no brake and gears bike) to try to get the package to its intended destination.  Add to this the underbelly of loan sharks, gambling dens and his fellow messengers and the movie is a non-stop, edge of your seat ride.  Dania Ramirez (Heroes, X-Men The Last Stand) as his girlfriend Vanessa and Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, Vanilla Sky) as the corrupt cop are excellent, but do not shine as brightly as the excellent Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  The sub-plots of Vanessa's flatmate (an engaging Kym Perfetto) and Manny (played to a brilliantly annoying level by Wole Parks) cause an excellent mixture of tear-jerking and humour and I especially loved the 'what might happen if I take this route' playouts.  A fantastic ride.

Unstoppable for push bikes     10/10

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