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Super Reviewer
½ March 4, 2012
An explosive and heart-pounding edge of your seat action-packed thriller. A stylish, tense, thrilling and gripping flick with a great cast, decent script and solid direction. An adreneline-charged thrill-ride that keeps you going until the very end. It`s fast-paced and frequently exciting from start to finish. It`s The Hitcher meets Cape Fear. Jim Caviezel and James Frain give strong and intense performances. A hard-boiled and exhilerating action flick. It`s wickedly entertaining and extreamly tense at every turn filled with bullets, mayham, suspense and full-throttle terror.
MANUGINO
Super Reviewer
April 16, 2012
This is not a perfect getaway.

Good Movie. The movie really doesn't let you off your seat, it's exciting and even though it has its predictable parts its really a roller coaster. There was fantastic acting from everyone involved and the plot simple yet exciting. It's a movie you watch only once but its a pretty good one. Go see it!

The family camping trip was meant to reunite the Sidwell family. It's not. After being imprisoned for tax evasion, Nate Sidwell has lost the respect of his wife and his children. Then when he suspects their truck is being followed, he gets arrested for aggressive driving and has to spend a night in jail. Just when it seems the trip cannot get any worse, the Sidwells discover $4,000,000 cash in their luggage rack, and that Nate was wrong. They aren't being followed. They're being hunted - by four ruthless killers, who will stop at nothing to retrieve their millions.
Cinema-Maniac
Super Reviewer
October 28, 2012
Transit at first sight looks like just another dumb action movie which is it. Though Transit makes up for it dumb elements in excitement despite it's low budget.

Transit follows a family on a road trip is stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their car. The plot itself is not all that bad and is surprisingly strong enough to maintain your interest throughout it duration. Unfortunately the plot is plague by dumb characters who are do idiotic things. I hated the father most of all who kept putting his family in constant danger. You'll wonder why the father would continue with his plans to go camping after his wife was attacked by a gang of criminals in her hotel room. The criminals themselves are no better, I find it hard to believe these criminals can still four million from a armored car yet can't retrieve their cash they stashed in a family bag. The characters are mostly one dimensional. You have criminals who want their money and a criminal who is trying to reconnect with his family that's it. Plus it ends abruptly which means you will either satisfy or empty with the whole film.

The film strongest points is excitement which this does deliver on. It has some great car chases and some solid action scenes which are filmed terrifically. The film never lets down in building momentum in every scene possible keeping you anxious to see what happens next. The director here clearly was trying to be artistic which is why you'll have to prepare yourself for the many close up this film which will make you want to push the screen back. The acting is solid it cast members. Jim Caviezel was solid in the lead and it goes without saying James Frain stole the show here as an insane criminal. One cast member who did feel out of place was Sterling Knight. I never once felt convince by his performance and looks fitting for a sitcom than a low budget action movie.

Transit is a dumb action that delivers on thrills despite it characters lack of intelligence. It is overall a brainless film, but is an enjoyable thrill ride through out.
themoviewaffler.com
Super Reviewer
February 17, 2012
Caviezel and Frain should be doing a lot better than straight to DVD fodder like this tale of a family stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their camping gear.
We've seen this before but one nice character touch is that Caviezel's father of two is on parole for real estate fraud which leads to initial distrust from wife Rohm. The intentions of the script however are clouded over by the amateurish direction, sloppy editing and some of the worst lighting you'll see outside of a student film.
Frain is pretty good as the sadistic gang leader and bears a striking similarity to the recently deceased seventies exploitation stalwart David Hess. It would have been more interesting for me though if he and Caviezel had reversed roles and played against type. Caviezel has an intensity that could be better utilised in character parts rather than the leading man roles his chiseled looks find him in.
To be honest apart from the technical shoddiness this is no worse than the average theatrically released thriller but I wouldn't worry about beating the traffic to rent a copy of this one.
Super Reviewer
½ August 2, 2015
After a successful bank heist, four criminals are trapped in a rest stop. Surrounded by road blocks, all they can do is stash the loot, and what better place than on top of a family mini-van, on it's way to a camping trip. With the police behind them, the race is on to get their money, before the family discovers what's on top of their car. Jim Caviezel stars, and while he will always be remembered for his role in The Passion, he is actually a pretty successful actor. He's terrific in his hit TV show, Person of Interest, and has done a ton of independent films like this one. As the father, trying to escape a dark past, Caviezel is amazing as the simple father, turned action star, once his family is threatened. Also of note is his older son, played by Sterling Knight. Knight is a blond haired, blue eyed, Disney star known best for his role in 17 Again. To see this tween idol playing a angst filled teen, smoking pot, dropping F bombs, and shooting shot guns, really did give me quite a good laugh. Transit is your typical action chase film, with two exceptions, one, a very interesting back story, and two a top star, who seems to enjoy staying below the grid in Hollywood. It's not much different from all the other Action films you've seen, but it has it's moments, and it was definitely fun to watch.
Super Reviewer
½ January 13, 2013
What a way for a man Nate Sidwell (James Cavaziel) to show his wife, Robyn (Elisabeth Rohm) and two sons: Shane (Sterling Knight) and Kenny (Jake Cherry) that he is has reformed and has to earn their respect after his incarceration for tax evasion. In his quest to prove himself he takes his family on a cross country road trip. Eventually he is framed and set up coincidentally by four brutally and ruthless thieves that will stop at nothing to retrieve what they planted in the unsuspecting family's baggage rack. Gritty nail biting suspense is guaranteed in watching this movie. Please see this!
SC007
Super Reviewer
December 8, 2012
Jim Caviezel is the best reason to watch the film. The film, itself, felt like a copy of movies like Breakdown, Joyride, Vacancy, The Contract, Incident at Deception Ridge, just to name a few. It was very predictable. I wasn't surprised at all. Also the action scenes weren't filmed good. The action happens too fast at times, that it is hard to tell what is happening.

Caviezel shines here. James Frain is also very good as the villain. Elizabeth Rohm and Harold Perineau provide some good supporting work here.
May 29, 2013
Caviezel in a movie involving multiple car chase scenes to save his family is always an entertaining way to spend an evening. This one even has a bonus happy ending.
September 4, 2015
After the family badgered the dad constantly and put him down constantly after getting them to safety I would tell them, be gone forever you got your wish!!!
½ June 22, 2015
Transit is an old fashion "B" movie. Watching this reminds me of drive inns, cheaply made movie for summer viewing. The action is so ridicules. The big crash scene makes no sense. The dialogue is funny. The best sentence one is near the end. I laughed so hard. Why 2.5 stars? I like the swamp and the bad guys car.
½ June 18, 2014
Transit is a good action thriller that keep the audience interested all the time, maybe the premise don't have nothing new, but the suspense and urgency of the narrative provides some entertainment moments.
May 7, 2013
honestly, i expected total crap from this film. But I do have to say, the action in this film is quite impressive. I think it's worth a rental.
½ April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013

(2012) Transit
ACTION/ SUSPENSE THRILLER

The situation is plausible which centers on an Armory truck hold up robbery with two security guards getting killed in the process and some double crossings. Theirs a serious manhunt by police authorities for the perpetrators involved- they involved 4 people who assume to get away with it by stashing the money onto an unsuspecting families car, the family consisted of husband Nate played by Jim Caviezel and his wife Arielle played by Diora Baird and their two kids - ones a teenager. Anyways once the family crosses over a road block crossing held by up law enforcement officers, the 4 perpetrators then hunt Nate's family for the money and we the audience want to see if they can ever get away with this since they're also merciless killers as well.

Although some of the scene situations are predictable theirs also a certain amount of authenticity in it as well which is like a nightmare to any family no one wouldn't want to be in as well.

3 out of 4 stars
January 4, 2013
hate that stupid lack of logic
½ February 11, 2013
Filme de acción, en el que una familia que está "tranquilamente" de vacaciones al presenciar un crimen, se ven envueltos en una feroz persecución por parte de los malosos, llevando al extremo al jefe de familia en pos de proteger a los suyos.
Palomera, Jim Caviezel hace un buen papel como es su costumbre.
January 1, 2013
A VERY good,interesting and brilliantly acted B-movie thriller!!
This was not a unique script but a very well acted movie in every aspect.
The acting by the bad guys is just amazing! Brilliant stuff,enjoyed it thoroughly!
½ November 16, 2012
Utterly ridiculous! There isn't enough time in the world to describe everything that's wrong with this movie. James Frain walks away from what is obviously a life ending explosive car crash with barely a scratch. Harold Perrineau Jr is shot, in the chest, multiple times, at close range, by a burst from a high power automatic assault rifle, then gets up. UTTERLY RIDICULOUS!
Cinema-Maniac
Super Reviewer
October 28, 2012
Transit at first sight looks like just another dumb action movie which is it. Though Transit makes up for it dumb elements in excitement despite it's low budget.

Transit follows a family on a road trip is stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their car. The plot itself is not all that bad and is surprisingly strong enough to maintain your interest throughout it duration. Unfortunately the plot is plague by dumb characters who are do idiotic things. I hated the father most of all who kept putting his family in constant danger. You'll wonder why the father would continue with his plans to go camping after his wife was attacked by a gang of criminals in her hotel room. The criminals themselves are no better, I find it hard to believe these criminals can still four million from a armored car yet can't retrieve their cash they stashed in a family bag. The characters are mostly one dimensional. You have criminals who want their money and a criminal who is trying to reconnect with his family that's it. Plus it ends abruptly which means you will either satisfy or empty with the whole film.

The film strongest points is excitement which this does deliver on. It has some great car chases and some solid action scenes which are filmed terrifically. The film never lets down in building momentum in every scene possible keeping you anxious to see what happens next. The director here clearly was trying to be artistic which is why you'll have to prepare yourself for the many close up this film which will make you want to push the screen back. The acting is solid it cast members. Jim Caviezel was solid in the lead and it goes without saying James Frain stole the show here as an insane criminal. One cast member who did feel out of place was Sterling Knight. I never once felt convince by his performance and looks fitting for a sitcom than a low budget action movie.

Transit is a dumb action that delivers on thrills despite it characters lack of intelligence. It is overall a brainless film, but is an enjoyable thrill ride through out.
October 13, 2012
It's OK. Could be better with more suspense.
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