The Transporter Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Pure popcorn pleasure for older teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I had high hopes from this film...
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 30, 2008
Every bit the over-the-top action extravaganza it appears to be, and the glee of its knowing preposterousness makes it easy to overlook its general mindlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2008
Jason Statham uses his smoldering charisma to great effect.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
April 16, 2008
Chases and choreographed fights set to rock music take up most of the running time and the movie is like To Catch a Thief remade by a hack follower of John Woo.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
March 31, 2007
This gang mastermind, gym body Italian import psycho neck wringer Gianni (Alessandro Gassman, son of famed Vittorio), has concocted likely the most convoluted mass murder scheme ever to hit the theaters.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The acting might be shoddy, the plot nonsense and the dialogue clunky, but the fighting is exquisitely done. Inventive, athletic, fun, stylish and tight, it's everything the rest of the film isn't.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 9, 2005
An entertaining surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
A ridiculous and confusing mess of overwritten dialogue, nonsensical plot contrivances and impossible, overlong action sequences.
| Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 28, 2003
Mais uma vez, Luc Besson (que aqui exerce as funções de produtor e roteirista) ignora a narrativa em prol da ação inconseqüente (e inócua, já que ninguém sequer sangra). O que aconteceu ao responsável pelo ótimo O Profissional?
| Original Score: 1/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
A serviceable Euro-trash action extravaganza, with a decent sense of humor and plenty of things that go boom - handguns, BMWs and seaside chateaus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Empire Magazine
June 1, 2003
Statham impresses in a movie that is simultaneously the best (the fight scenes) and worst (everything else) action movie of the year. Destined for drunken Friday night rental heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 28, 2003
A post-modern take on the "heroic bloodshed" genre that already had one foot in self-satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
British actor Jason Statham injects The Transporter with a healthy dose of clout, charisma and kickboxing skill.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
April 11, 2003
The action sequences here don't have the kinetic oomph required in such a mindless effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 25, 2003
...plays like an extended trailer for a movie, a highlights reel, with all the boring stuff, like talk, left out.
| Original Score: 5/10
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
While it certainly has more gunplay and kung-fu hijinks ... it is ultimately less entertaining, despite the likeable leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Like the longest BMW featurette Guy Ritchie never made, this action yarn is a slick, sexy little package with fast cars, big explosions, dazzling locations in the south of France, a trip-hop score, and about as much plot to fill a thimble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This movie is as fun to sit through as a burning hemorrhoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 26, 2003
Statham employs an accent that I think is supposed to be an attempt at hardass American but sometimes just lapses into unhidden British.
| Original Score: 2/4
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