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What To Know
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Dania Ramirez
Director: David Koepp
Writers: David Koepp and John Kamps
Rating: PG-13 for some violence, intense action sequences and language. Parents Guide
Plot: Wilee is one of 1,500 messenger bikers in Manhattan that rides on the edge by not having a brake. When he is given a valuable envelope to carry, a corrupt and desperate NYPD detective chases him around the city to take it before it can be delivered.
Family Friendly? Although it's an action packed movie that most kids would like (especially boys) I wouldn't recommend it for kids under ten or eleven. There's quite a bit of cussing in it for a PG-13 movie and some intense scenes as well.
Should You See It? Even though the plot starts off slow, it picks up in a heartbeat and leaves you on the edge of your seat throughout. What adds to the film is that Levitt did many of the bike stunts himself and the sound effects while he's weaving in-and-out of traffic are perfect.
(SPOILER) What's more is the movie makes you think there's some kind of secret drug deal or something bad going on with the envelope storyline but the woman who sends the envelope with Wilee is actually trying to get her very young son over to America from oppression in China.
This is, by far, one of the best movies I've seen this year and I highly recommend it!
I Give It An: A-
Check Out The Trailer Here