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Transporter 2 Reviews

Lisa Nesselson
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February 23, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
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"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.

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October 7, 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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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 Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

January 7, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
James Berardinelli
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In essence, it's more of the same.

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

September 10, 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
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Statham isn't the best thing in Transporter 2; he's essentially the only thing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

September 2, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Although not without its entertaining moments, the result is so over the top that we'll never again be able to look at Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning's identical setup in Man on Fire without chortling.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2005
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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Dismiss notions of plausibility or character development, as these criteria don't apply to the worth of a car-chase, martial-arts-driven extravaganza that follows the successful recipe established in The Transporter (2002).

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2005
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Transporter 2 is franchise hackwork, easily dismissed but adequately enjoyable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2005
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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If you can get past the impossibilities -- and we know it's a lot to ask -- Transporter 2 is a fun time at the movies.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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With cartoon villains and cartoon victims all the lane-changing, gear-shifting, and wrong-way-on-the-freeway driving seems like a meaningless waste of time.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Transporter 2 is, like the original, loaded with action fun.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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The film is too empty-headed to convey any real sense of peril, yet isn't absurd enough to be appreciated as black comedy. It leaves you feeling distracted, not transported.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Transporter 2 is faster than a speeding jet ski, more powerful than a hidden motive and cheesier than a Camembert factory.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Even with so few requirements, Transporter 2 runs on empty.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

September 2, 2005
Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
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Like a cross between Man on Fire and Bad Boys 2, this demolition derby delivers eye-popping action sequences that would make even the Roadrunner roll his eyes in disbelief.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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An otherwise cruddy-looking assemblage of action-sequel clichés that benefits from Frank's dry-cleaned monosyllabic intensity but suffers from just about everything else.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The Transporter 2 is good trash, the sort of loud bang-bang flick that's so over-the-top you buy it with a laugh.

| Original Score: B

September 2, 2005
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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In terms of raw, heart-thumping action, The Transporter 2 out-Bonds Bond.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Because in the movie industry you can always have way too much of a good thing, here comes Transporter 2, a sequel that makes it clear that the outrageous antics of the first movie had a one-time-only charm.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2005
Scott Craven
Arizona Republic
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Transporter 2 is high-octane fluff, a feature-length car commercial on steroids that never tries, or pretends to be, anything more. At that level it works.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

September 2, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Transporter 2 delivers a satisfying late-summer escapist treat.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 1, 2005
Laura Kern
New York Times
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Though both Transporter films are driven by the same empty-headed video-game slickness, Transporter 2 surpasses its less focused predecessor on almost every level.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 1, 2005
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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It's brainless, high-speed, popcorn fun.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 1, 2005
Gene Seymour
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Tell your mind to stay at home and watch the Cartoon Network if it wants more intelligent plotting than this.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 1, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The sequel is a better film than the original, as if writer-producer Luc Besson had a clearer idea of what he wanted to do (and didn't want to do).

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2005
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Transporter 2 moves fast but goes nowhere -- it might be the first film to use a jet ski to jump the shark.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 1, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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This ridiculously entertaining sequel is that rare part deux that leaves you hankering for part trois.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 1, 2005
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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While we wait for a new Bond, Jason Statham's taciturn Frank Martin is filling in nicely.

August 31, 2005
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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The greatest thing about the movie is Statham, a charismatic silent, deadly type who deserves to take the wheel behind a better franchise.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

August 31, 2005
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