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Transporter 2 Reviews

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Transporter 2 softens the formula a bit, but still delivers the kind of vivid, pounding action that B-movie fans crave.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 13, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Transporter 2 bursts with outrageous driving stunts, sublimely absurd fight scenes, and a sense of humor that ties it together.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B

September 13, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In essence, it's more of the same.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2005
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Is there a point at which an action film becomes so completely unrealistic, it crosses into the realm of fantasy and becomes something else?

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 1/4

September 10, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

They've gone back to the well only to discover that most of the good stuff was used up the first time around.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

September 10, 2005

Boston Phoenix

The only one who plays it straight is Statham, and his cool machismo borders on camp.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/5

September 10, 2005
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I don't mind exaggerated action sequences (in fact, I kind of like them) but Transporter 2 doesn't surround them with anything else.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2005
AskMen.com Staff
AskMen.com

The original Transporter was a surprise hit in 2002, and this second installment will not disappoint.

Full Review Source: AskMen.com | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 9, 2005
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

there's no denying that Statham is once again so cool that bad plot, bad physics and bad acting by the supporting cast are very easily forgotten.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2005
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

..if it had the gumption to elevate its marketable value and challenge the notion of not being just another brainless and bombastic entry into the "crash and bash" sweepstakes

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

September 9, 2005
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

A vehicle for Statham to drive fast cars and beat the hell out of people, TRANSPORTER 2 provides a much-needed fix for action fans stuck in the late summer doldrums.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 9, 2005
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

If you actually go into this picture attempting to find any common sense in its plotline, you might want to have your head examined afterwards...

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

September 9, 2005
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

How well does the film succeed in what it seeks to accomplish? Well enough that I probably won't mind a 'Transporter 3.'

| Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2005
Ian Grey
Orlando Weekly

An embarrassment of giggles.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

September 8, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...the plot has some crucially unclear exposition, and the stunt concepts are insanely implausible...but, somehow, that doesn't stop the whole from being absurdly pleasurable

September 8, 2005
Matt Singer
Village Voice
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Besson doesn't fiddle with the first movie's formula -- impossible car chases punctuated by impossible martial arts sequences.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 6, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Careens wildly off course before finally running out of gas.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 6, 2005
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Statham still oozes virile charm but his unbelievable feats make him a super hero fantasy character which is not what audiences expect or want

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

September 5, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

In this second lap the brainless busyness and gaudy excess amount to utter overkill...nothing more than pointless speed and empty action.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

September 4, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

As lively and as fun as it is unapologetically dumb.

| Original Score: B-

September 4, 2005
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