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Action / Thriller
Director: David Keopp
Running time: 91 mins Released: 14th September 2012
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This is your typical cops-chase-good-guy-round-a-city action thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cocky protagonist Wilee, and Michael Shannon (everyone's favourite go-to actor for playing characters you wouldn't want near small children) as Bobby Monday, the crazy disgruntled cop on his case. The twist here is that Wilee is a bike messenger with mad wheel skills and no brakes. Asked to deliver an envelope to the other side of Manhattan, he must rely on physical dexterity and his knowledge of the city streets to outrun Monday and some inept traffic cops. Always on the move, every turn he makes must be considered quickly and his frantic calculations are shown in video-game-like scenes, potentially ending in either injury or safety. His sometime girlfriend and fellow messenger Vanessa (Dania Ramirez) tries to help him as they zoom between vehicles and run stop signs.