Transporter 2 (2005)

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Critic Consensus: A stylish and more focused sequel to The Transporter, the movie is over-the-top fun for fans of the first movie.


Movie Info

Driver and muscle for hire Frank Martin returns in this sequel to the 2002 box-office hit. Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is a former special-forces officer who will transport anything anywhere for a price, and his latest assignment is acting as chauffeur for Jack Billings (Hunter Clary), the young son of politician Jefferson Billings (Matthew Modine), who has garnered no small amount of controversy for his aggressive efforts to stamp out the trade in illegal drugs. One day, Frank is to take Jack … More

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violent action, sexual content, partial nudity and brief language)
Genre: Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 10, 2006
Box Office: $43.0M
Runtime:
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Cast


as Frank Martin

as Audrey Billings

as Lola

as Mr. Billings

as Stappleton

as Jack Billings

as Rastaman

as Dr. Sonovitch

as Vasily

as Techie at Billings

as Commander

as Car Jacking Girl

as Car Jacker

as Car Jacker

as Car Jacker

as Car Jacker

as Hoffman

as Receptionist

as TV News Announcer

as Receptionist

as Dr. Koblin

as Marshall Smith

as Marshall Brown

as Agent at Billings Ho...

as Government Doctor

as Robot Tech

as Robot Tech

as Security Agent

as Security Agent

as Tech in Van

as Billings Aide

as Marshall at Robot Si...

as Marshall at Stakeout

as Phone's Man

as TV News Announcer He...

as Marshall at Robot Si...
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Critic Reviews for Transporter 2

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (32)

"Transporter 2" is cheap, shiny, indefensible junk, a Hot Wheels hot rod encased in a glossy plastic blister pack. But come on -- you know you want it.

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
Salon.com
Top Critic

There is absolutely nothing subtle about "Transporter 2." But if you like your action movies to be ACTION movies, this one is fast-paced, unapologetic escapism.

Full Review… | January 7, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Much like a James Bond movie, only more playful and entertaining than that series has managed in many years, Transporter 2 isn't a continuation of the last one, it's another action enterprise unto itself.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

In essence, it's more of the same.

Full Review… | September 10, 2005
ReelViews
Top Critic

Is a lot of fun, and I enjoyed it in all its ludicrous devices, and idiocy...

Full Review… | April 25, 2010
Cinema Crazed

Armed with a myriad of gravity (and logic) defying set pieces...

Full Review… | November 19, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Transporter 2

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Transporter 2 does everything that The Transporter did but better. However the original wasn't worth writing home about anyhow so the compliment is minimal. It split opinions, this sequel has caused the same debate. The problem at heart with The Transporter movies is that an opinion on them depends on patience and sympathy towards non sensical, over the top, illogical exploitation movies. The first film worked within an inch of it's teeth, simply, because Jason Statham was in it. Genuinely he's just a guy who's good at what he does. He was the perfect man for the lead in this franchise. If there is anyone who can play a post hero man on the edge, I would point him out of the crowd. On the technical side of things, this is loads more slicker than the original. It's more action packed (that's saying something), has better acting, and producer Luc Besson actually puts a plot into the mix. But the cartoonish and lightfooted second unit directing and illogical plot points genuinely test your patience. The first film did the same but not to this extent. There's only so much you can get away with. Luc Besson has managed to escape narrative logic on many occassions eg. Taken, District 13. Thankfully, he does it again here. The film allows you to relax into it's absurdities before going all out fantastical on you. It's also a bonus that the direction is superior to it's predecessor due to the addition of visual flare. It's definitely worth pointing also that supporting villian Kate Nauta is brilliant. Overall, it's better constructed than the first one and succeeds overall as light hearted entertainment. At least for me anyway, due in most part to my belief in Statham, and that he fits into the role like a jigsaw. However if anyone else played the transporter character, it would never have worked the first time. I've unashamedly got a bit of a soft spot for the absurdidness fun of this franchise, but that's more than I can say for a number of people.

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Directors Cat

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JASONSTATHAMDRIVES80MPH,FLIPSHISCARINTHEAIRWHILEHITTINGTHEBOMBATTACHEDTOHISCARTOBLOWUPINSMITHERINES. yup, that's the movie

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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These type of movies, sum up everything that is a guilty pleasure in films for me. Cheesy Martial Arts, where our here is rarely hurt, predictability and a handsome lead star, all the main reasons I tend to avoid certain films, but hey, this is easy watching entertainment, which does exactly as it says on the tin.

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