Premium Rush

(PG-13) ★★★★☆

This movie is great fun: nimble, quick, the thinking person’s mindless entertainment. Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a star in the NYC bike messenger universe, reckless and quick. Wilee gets a “premium rush” order to deliver an envelope to Chinatown. Inside is a marker for a considerable amount of money. A dirty cop with heavy gambling debts (Michael Shannon) needs to intercept. The chase ensues. Sharp storytelling and direction make this a pleasure to watch.