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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a kid on a bike

Having seen off bane and battled a Bruce Willis-shaped future version of himself last year, riding a bike with no brakes across Manhattan is a lowering of the stakes for Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who’s nevertheless game in this insubstantial courier thriller.

Breakneck traffic rides and New York photography aside, the film’s big plus is an off-kilter turn from Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon as the huffing bent-cop villain, whose eye-rolling pantomime gives the more earnestverging- on-lame adrenaline-junkie stylings something to bounce off dramatically.

Even so, for a rising star like JG-L, it’s all a bit toothless and ordinary.

Two behind-the-scenes featurettes.

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