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Transporter 2 Reviews

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
October 7, 2006
"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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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 7, 2006
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 | Original Score: B
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 10, 2005
In essence, it's more of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Matt Singer
Village Voice
September 6, 2005
Besson doesn't fiddle with the first movie's formula -- impossible car chases punctuated by impossible martial arts sequences.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 6, 2005
Careens wildly off course before finally running out of gas.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
September 2, 2005
Statham isn't the best thing in Transporter 2; he's essentially the only thing.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
September 2, 2005
Transporter 2 is franchise hackwork, easily dismissed but adequately enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 2, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 2, 2005
Transporter 2 is, like the original, loaded with action fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 2, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 2, 2005
Transporter 2 is faster than a speeding jet ski, more powerful than a hidden motive and cheesier than a Camembert factory.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
September 2, 2005
Even with so few requirements, Transporter 2 runs on empty.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 2, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: B
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 2, 2005
In terms of raw, heart-thumping action, The Transporter 2 out-Bonds Bond.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 2, 2005
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Craven
Arizona Republic
September 2, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2005
Transporter 2 delivers a satisfying late-summer escapist treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Laura Kern
New York Times
September 1, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
September 1, 2005
It's brainless, high-speed, popcorn fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
September 1, 2005
Tell your mind to stay at home and watch the Cartoon Network if it wants more intelligent plotting than this.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 1, 2005
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 1, 2005
Transporter 2 moves fast but goes nowhere -- it might be the first film to use a jet ski to jump the shark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
September 1, 2005
This ridiculously entertaining sequel is that rare part deux that leaves you hankering for part trois.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
August 31, 2005
While we wait for a new Bond, Jason Statham's taciturn Frank Martin is filling in nicely.
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
August 31, 2005
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 | Original Score: C+