Joseph Gordon-Levitt as speedy New York bike courier Discuss this article
The idea behind the film is genius. Who watches a city car chase in a movie and believes it? The average traffic speed in the centre of most cities rarely reaches 10kph. But on a bike: now you’re talking.
This wildly fun New York chase movie runs on adrenaline rather than plot. Bike courier Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) has an envelope to deliver and a bad guy (Shannon) wants to stop him. It’s fast and furious. Cyclists, you’ll be watching with your hands over your face as Wilee bounces off opening taxi doors.
The action scenes hum, because they look real, performed by stuntmen riding real bikes on real streets – including a knockout turn by Scottish cyclist Danny MacAskill (look him up immediately on YouTube if you’ve never seen him in action). A blast. Cath ClarkeBy Time Out staff
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