Transporter 3 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Transporter 3 Reviews

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Derek Adams
Time Out
December 5, 2008
The flashy editing gets on one's wick and no one's going to win an Oscar - but, really, who's complaining? This is straight-up fisticuff fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
December 2, 2008
I had less problems with the characters and more trouble with the actual action, which felt really antiseptic to me.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
December 2, 2008
A mindless, silly waste of time.
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Christopher Borrelli
Chicago Tribune
November 26, 2008
It's hard not to smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 26, 2008
You know a series is in trouble when it begins mocking its own premise. Frank's obsessive rules about who, what and how he transports stuff are ruthlessly violated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 26, 2008
Somehow Statham comes out of this improbable thriller with his dignity intact. With classic action-hero qualities and dry wit, he seems woefully under-employed as a deliveryman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
November 26, 2008
Here's all fans need to know: Yes, Statham strips to the waist multiple times; yes, two dozen hopelessly outnumbered kung fu goons take on our lone hero one by one; and yes, he manages to outpace his Audi by bicycling through a congested sweatshop.
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Mike Mayo
Washington Post
November 26, 2008
For those who believe that more is better, Transporter 3 is the best of the unapologetically ridiculous series.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
November 26, 2008
The Transporter movies are considered by many to be a guilty pleasure, and maybe I'd feel that way, too, if I ever felt any guilt at the movies.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 26, 2008
An action franchise in motion tends to stay in motion, long after logic or box office should bring it to a screeching halt.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 26, 2008
If you're going to a no-frills action film, though, at least you want the action to be entertaining, which is where Transporter 3 falls down.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 26, 2008
Transporter 3 is so bad it's good, and it knows it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 26, 2008
To chart the differences between Transporter 3 and its two predecessors is as pointless as trying to parse its flimsy plot.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 26, 2008
His misadventures are fun for us, too, as long as Megaton keeps the focus where it belongs: on the car chases and Corey Yuen-choreographed fight scenes. But then romance intrudes and ruins everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 26, 2008
If things get much more dismal for the Transporter, he'll be running pizzas for Domino's.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
November 26, 2008
The weakest in the series and a rare disappointment from French action movie producer Luc Besson.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 26, 2008
Although Megaton's CGI fight scenes are as chopped up and incomprehensible as the current norm, he mostly avoids the Queasy-Cam and uses a stable camera while only the action moves. How about that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 26, 2008
More with these sequels is always less. The proportions haven't been right since 2002.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 25, 2008
The franchise takes a good turn in Transporter 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 25, 2008
With Jason Bourne and a rebooted James Bond bringing the action genre back down to earth, Jason Statham's dashing wheelman has stepped into the vacuum and given audiences the shallow, dopey, gadget-heavy, anti-realistic thrills they deserve.
| Original Score: B-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 25, 2008
Makes good on its formula with no pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
November 25, 2008
Another enjoyable if not particularly memorable installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 25, 2008
The director of the third Transporter movie has given himself the name 'Olivier Megaton.' Too easy, you say? Very well. Make your own 'bomb' joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 25, 2008
The most frustrating entry into a series that has never set the bar terribly high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
November 24, 2008
The third time's the bomb -- and not in a good way.
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John Anderson
Variety
November 18, 2008
[An] anemic sequel.