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The Transporter Reviews

April 16, 2008
Jason Statham uses his smoldering charisma to great effect.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The acting might be shoddy, the plot nonsense and the dialogue clunky, but the fighting is exquisitely done. Inventive, athletic, fun, stylish and tight, it's everything the rest of the film isn't.
October 22, 2002
Kills time between car chases and martial-arts bouts with random scuba-diving footage apparently culled from producer-co-writer Luc Besson's The Big Blue.
October 19, 2002
The chases and explosions get a little (well, more than a little) ludicrous, but the cool premise is still very cool.
Read More | Original Score: B-
October 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: C-
October 18, 2002
Immensely exciting and funny -- and it even has a Proust joke.
October 15, 2002
It's high rent Steven Segal -- fights, explosions, and more fights, but with a flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2002
The story is virtually impossible to follow here, but there's a certain style and wit to the dialogue.
October 12, 2002
Quite the ride, if you can stand the sight of valuable cars at risk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2002
A poke in the adrenal gland.
October 11, 2002
The last 40-odd minutes are essentially one fight, pushed to the point of absurdity.
October 11, 2002
There's some outrageously creative action in The Transporter ... [b]ut by the time Frank parachutes down onto a moving truck, it's just another cartoon with an unstoppable superman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2002
Routine and rather silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
October 11, 2002
When it comes to pure action, The Transporter delivers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
October 11, 2002
The Transporter screams its devotion to style over substance with slick action sequences, fast cars and breathtaking stunts. Every scene is designed to feature the next big fight, chase or explosion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2002
If you overlook the rock-stupid story line and one-dimensional characters, The Transporter will take you on the white-knuckle ride it promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2002
The best movie Steven Seagal never made.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
October 11, 2002
Another big, dumb action movie in the vein of XXX, The Transporter is riddled with plot holes big enough for its titular hero to drive his sleek black BMW through.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2002
This is a film where there isn't the slightest doubt about the dramatic outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 11, 2002
There's plenty to like here, especially for connoisseurs of the action genre.
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
October 10, 2002
It's junk with a capital J. The sooner you realize that, the more quickly you can settle down to enjoying it.
Read More | Original Score: C+
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.
October 10, 2002
It remains to be seen whether Statham can move beyond the crime-land action genre, but then again, who says he has to?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2002
Will undoubtedly play well in European markets, where Mr. Besson is a brand name, and in Asia, where Ms. Shu is an institution, but American audiences will probably find it familiar and insufficiently cathartic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2002
This month's Luc Besson movie plays a lot like last month's -- only better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2002
Alas, veteran action director Corey Yuen is going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 10, 2002
Aside from a few dynamic fights and Statham's square-jawed charisma, the film is a collection of action sequences in search of a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2002
It's like the worst movie Jean-Claude Van Damme never made.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 9, 2002
Such a silly slugfest that no amount of surly attitude can hide its skeletal plot or stand in for satisfying characterizations.