What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Premium Rush is an exhilarating thriller filled with bone-crunching bike-and-car chases and crashes and a few physical confrontations (some with firearms involved). Bike messengers (including one played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) weave in and out of traffic at a dangerous, sometimes cringe-inducing pace. So you can expect plenty of accident scenes, including one that shows a man falling under the wheels of an oncoming vehicle. There's also some swearing (one "f--k," plus "s--t," "a--hole," etc.) and a bit of kissing/flirting and social drinking.
- Families can talk about how Premium Rush's tension compares to bloodier violence in other movies. Which has more of an impact on you? Why?
- Why do you think bike messengers ride around cities at such a dangerous clip? What's in it for them? Are the motivations presented here believable?
- Is Wilee an admirable character? Why?