Transporter 2 (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Transporter 2 (2005)



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 to the doctor for a checkup while his mother, Audrey (Amber Valletta), sets up a birthday party for the tyke. However, Jack's doctor is not who he appears to be -- he's actually Dimitri (Jason Flemyng), a Russian agent well versed in viruses who works with criminal kingpin Gianni (Alessandro Gassman). After a long and hard-fought chase with Frank, the bad guys get ahold of little Jack and hold him for ransom. The parents comply with their monetary demands and soon have their son back at home -- but little do they know that the boy has secretly been injected with a deadly and easily spread virus, which the terrorists hope to spread to the boy's powerful father and other politicians whom Jefferson will soon be addressing at a public event. When Frank learns what has happened to young Jack, he sets out to find the culprits -- and the antidote that will save the boy and all others who have been exposed to the virus from dying a painful death -- though his foes have stacked the deck so that it looks as if Frank has been complicit in the crime.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
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Jason Statham
as Frank Martin
Amber Valletta
as Audrey Billings
Matthew Modine
as Mr. Billings
Keith David
as Stappleton
Hunter Clary
as Jack Billings
Raymond Tong
as Rastaman
George Kapetan
as Dr. Sonovitch
Jeff Chase
as Vasily
Gregg Todd Davis
as Techie at Billings
Marty Wright
as Commander
AnnaLynne McCord
as Car Jacking Girl
Reggie Pierre
as Car Jacker
Elie Thompson
as Car Jacker
Adam Faldetta
as Car Jacker
Michael House
as Car Jacker
Tim Ware
as Hoffman
Damaris Justamente
as Receptionist
Liv Davalos Maier
as TV News Announcer
Damaris Justamante
as Receptionist
Andy Horne
as Dr. Koblin
Doug MacKinnon
as Marshall Smith
Marc Macaulay
as Marshall Brown
Bill Wilson
as Agent at Billings Ho...
Robert Small
as Government Doctor
Jim Coleman
as Robot Tech
Jim Campbell
as Robot Tech
Heath Kelts
as Security Agent
Chris Campbell
as Security Agent
Paul Tei
as Tech in Van
Ernest Harden Jr.
as Billings Aide
Tim A. Powell
as Marshall at Robot Si...
Tom Derek
as Marshall at Stakeout
Max Osterweis
as Phone's Man
Laurence Gormezano
as TV News Announcer He...
Tim Powell
as Marshall at Robot Si...
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Critic Reviews for Transporter 2

All Critics (122) | 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
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
Top Critic

Just like its predecessor, this isn't an action film meant to be taken seriously. All you'll need to do is sit back, embrace the absurd craziness and enjoy the ride.

Full Review… | September 3, 2015
Lyles' Movie Files

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

Full Review… | April 25, 2010
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Transporter 2



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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Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

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.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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