The Transporter Reviews

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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-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 11, 2002
Too much action brings the movie to a dead standstill. Why don't directors understand that? Why don't they know that wall-to-wall action makes a movie less interesting -- less like drama, more like a repetitive video game?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Carroll
October 11, 2002
The title character is far too good for the movie he inhabits
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 11, 2002
The last 40-odd minutes are essentially one fight, pushed to the point of absurdity.
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Todd McCarthy
October 10, 2002
While the ensemble player who gained notice in Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch has the bod, he's unlikely to become a household name on the basis of his first starring vehicle.
Frank Ochieng
October 20, 2002
This jittery junk is palatable in some doses but for the most part the adrenaline surge teeters off to the point that The Transporter in theory is just another bombastic excuse for targeting the testosterone-driven masses with its showy banality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Cornelius
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I had high hopes from this film...
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Erik Childress
October 11, 2002
So gloriously ridiculous and fast moving that you keep trying to convince yourself that the filmmakers were making a parody. They had to be. Right?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 12, 2002
It's probably not easy to make such a worthless film ...
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
Pablo Villaça
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
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
October 11, 2002
It's also clear from the start that The Transporter is running purely on adrenaline, and once the initial high wears off, the film's shortcomings start to shine through.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
October 11, 2002
Routine and rather silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 19, 2002
| Original Score: C-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 8, 2003
Poorly acted and incoherent storytelling with no sense of style.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael Brody
October 11, 2002
Unlike his directorial efforts, La Femme Nikita and The Professional, The Transporter lacks Besson's perspective as a storyteller.
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
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 6, 2002
And with Jet Li or Jean Reno nowhere to be found, what's the point of bringing Yuen and Besson together at last?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 11, 2002

Boston Phoenix
October 12, 2002
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 8, 2009
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