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Premium Rush

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

High-octane action sustains thin plot in teen-friendly film.

Movie PG-13 2012 91 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+


Really good for kids of a young age to understand why to stay in school

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 14+

14 and up.

this thriller movie Premium Rush stars with Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a awesome movie filled with bike chasing action this movie is fine for older teens and parents you need to know that Premium Rush has some peril/tense violence such as bike accidents and more there's also some strong language used and some social drinking the role model is that Wilee is kind, if reckless. He's willing to help, even if it means his life could be thrown in danger All the bikers share a great camaraderie.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (11 ):

PREMIUM RUSH won't be mistaken for a complex masterpiece. It's a popcorn movie through and through, made for maximum momentum and white-knuckle thrills. Make peace with this reality, and you're in for a ride (pardon the pun), with bike sequences that will place you square at the handlebars of Wilee's bike, hoping you'll make it out alive. He's a lean, mean delivery machine.

That said, the film suffers from sloppy writing and plotting. (Wilee's name, to start, is explained as a reference to Wile E. Coyote. You don't say.) A romance thrown into the mix is a throwaway, and throughout the movie, there are markers to make sure you're getting points that are already obvious. Viewers never doubt that they'll get to Premium Rush's intended destination, which is a blunder, considering that suspense is what sustains a thriller. Ultimately, what keeps this bike on the road is Gordon-Levitt's authentic, accessible charm and Shannon's off-kilter villain. We can't keep our eyes off them.

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