Worth Watching for Michael Shannon
Ichabod Crane - wrote on 01/25/13
Premium Rush is a chase film about a bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who is trying to outrun a corrupt police detective (Michael Shannon). The film does not have all that much that makes it special. It tries a little too hard to make us care about the story around the mcguffin. It comes up with a few things with the bicycle twist, but frankly the hipster messengers get a little annoying after awhile. The best part of the film is easily Michael Shannon as the villian. He chews the scenary in just the right way, and frankly his very entertaining turn is what kept me invested in the film. He deserves a better send off than he gets at the end of the film, but he is so enjoyable that the film can be recommended simply for his portrayal.