Premium Rush

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3

Content: -3

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez. Action/thriller. Written by David Koepp, John Kamps. Directed by David Koepp.

FILM SYNOPSIS: A hot shot NY City mail deliverer dodges traffic on his bike, but then a seemingly routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan when he discovers someoneís trying to kill him.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Iíd love to know how many edits are in this film. Director David Koepp keeps the action moving at a breath-taking speed , showing a flair for technical filmmaking. Of course, at the end of the day, weíve just spent 90-some minutes with someone rushing through Manhattan on a bicycle. Thatís better than roller skates or skate boards, I suppose, but just.

The lead makes it clear that he doesnít want to wear suits, which should please this generation, and further frustrate the garment industry. He enjoys the thrill of rushing through traffic, aware that sooner or later he will get injured, and unaware that one day his knees will rebel and the employment at Dollar General will replace his daredevil ways. Sadly, heíll spend many more years stocking shelves than whizzing around town on a two-wheeler.

Ahh, thatís just me being an old-fogey. But what truly bothered me, is that yet again, we hear a movie protagonist profane Godís name and use Christís as if it were a mere expletive for relieving stress.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor:
Sony Pictures Releasing

Summary
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Crude Language: Several very crude sexual remarks and name calling by the filmís antagonist.

Obscene Language: Around 60 obscenities, mostly the s-word, spoken by every member of the cast during moments of frustration; boy, do they get frustrated a lot.

Profanity: Around 15 uses of the expression, God d---, and Christís name is misused at least four times.

Violence: A great deal of lives in danger as the kike riders zoom through traffic, not just at their own peril, but at the endangerment of innocent civilians; I mention this, as it may more precisely define the character of bike messengers; they are often despised by drivers and pedestrians; thereís also several beatings and shootings, including one man shot in the back of the head and not knowing heís dead as he moves around until finally falling over. Lots of blood.

Sex: No sexual situations.

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: Brief drinking

Other: None

Running Time: 91 minutes
Intended Audience: Older kids and up


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