Author Topic: Premium Rush  (Read 1079 times)


Premium Rush
« on: December 20, 2012, 07:23:18 am »
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I was expecting nothing from this, but it was actually well made and quite entertaining. It should certainly not be taken too serious, but it still nice to see a film with cycling/cyclist as the main vehicle. (pun intended).

It also features brakeless fixies, people filtering, wearing h*lm*ts, running reds, riding on the sidewalk and quotes like this:
"Just runnin' reds and killin' peds. "


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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 10:52:02 am »
i expect the bbc will be using clips from it in their next documentary
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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 04:36:31 pm »
I just watched this and, you know, it was rather good fun  :)

Loads of that mad alleycat shit mind, but a bit of Danny McAskill type stuff as well. 

Very little plot.  But I don't think it was really about plot.


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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 04:56:25 pm »
Watched it the other day, not a bad little film
I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.


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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 06:34:30 am »
I liked it
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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 10:15:47 am »
I saw this on a plane recently and since I feel obligated to do everything I see on screen, I now ride my bike everywhere like this. See, movies do make us do stuff.
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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 07:00:56 pm »
I like the concept. I'm tempted to do a somewhat slower-paced film about a permanent, using branches of Lidl.
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Re: Premium Rush
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2017, 11:52:09 pm »
I am watching this right now, it being broadcast here with excellent dubbing almost 5 years after its orginial release. I just spotted Danny McAskill and so paused it to check IMDB and sure enough, he is listed as one of the stunt riders.

Premium Rush - light, fun, lots of cycling (not all of it quite believable but what the hell), some cool bike handling skills. Who cares about the plot? Fixed gear, metal frame, no brakes - the way to live.

As Andrew said, not all the riding was believable, ie. the interweaving with NY traffic, bit otherwise a fun film and nicely shot to give you a rider's perspective of riding as a courier. It helped having read Emily's book beforehand as that gave me both a better understanding of the workings of courier companies and also the desire to watch the film.

Excuse me, if you will, I have to get back and see the rest of the film.