This is the Hackers of the 2010s. Except here David Koepp sets out to make bike messengers cool instead of hackers. And fails, hilariously so.
Just like Hackers, I wallowed in Premium Rush's goofiness. The whooshes, the dialogue-groaners, the 3D map graphics, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's cyclist-git spouting jerk-off philosophy and his ability to glimpse into the future - the baby crash prediction the funniest of his predictions.
Best of all, Michael Shannon goes full Michael Shannon. With his yips, weird guttural noises and eye-popping intensity - Shannon plays a Nic Cage/Looney Tunes-esque villain to Gordon-Levitt's slapable Bugs Bunny.
Premium Rush is an incredibly-entertaining pedal-plonker.