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Overall Rating
3.3

Awesome: 13.48%
Worth A Look36.88%
Average: 22.7%
Pretty Bad: 19.86%
Total Crap: 7.09%

10 reviews, 81 user ratings



Transporter, The
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Running on low."
2 stars

A French production, a British lead and a Chinese director and co-star hardly add up to a cosmopolitan product.

Luc Besson, these days lazily reduced to a producer and idea-churner, hands the directorial chores down to Cory Yuen (Lethal Weapon 4, Mahjong Dragon). A no-questions-asked glorified deliveryman breaks his own rules because, hey, he has Shu Qi in his trunk! And therefore the scheming baddies wage no-holds-barred tactics as recompense. Jason Statham, a lethargic alternative for Besson favorite Bruce Willis, merely plows through the singularly extended action scene, while Shu Qi (spectacular in her own native tongue; see Millennium Mambo) is more of a tag-along rag-doll than a sufficient catalyst or buddy. The Transporter is ineffectively a rift on Ronin and a ten-fold expansion of the BMW shorts (sans Clive Owen, Wong Kar-wai, Ang Lee, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu), substituted even to the degree that they prefer Mercedes. Not nearly the worldly collection of much of anything.

With François Berléand.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

9/13/17 morris campbell transports the thrills to the viewer 4 stars
12/21/10 Josie Cotton is a goddess Worth seeing, but only once 3 stars
10/23/09 Rachel Really enjoyed this fast paced movie from start to finish! 5 stars
8/19/08 Shaun Wallner Great Action!! 5 stars
6/18/08 PAUL SHORTT IT'S PROBABLY NOT EASY TO MAKE SUCH A WORTHLESS FILM 2 stars
2/18/08 cdmtx awesome! 5 stars
12/02/07 davidbobo20 screw xXx, this movie is awesome! 5 stars
9/20/07 R.W. Welch C+ actioner has little that's new but moves well. 3 stars
9/30/06 Stanley Thai It's a good action flick. 4 stars
9/26/06 Anthony Feor It can keep up with itself 3 stars
2/18/06 Ronin Yup - Statham great and bad script. Sill nice to watch 4 stars
2/03/06 tony Good in its own way 4 stars
1/12/06 tatum Fun, mindless actioner 4 stars
10/31/05 chris exellent film i loved it 5 stars
10/14/05 Mike Statham great, horrific script, an old B Karate movie done modern. 2 stars
10/12/05 Tom Burns great action. 4 stars
10/10/05 Agent Sands It's fun, but very simplistic and anti-climatic. 4 stars
9/27/05 Indrid Cold Dumb, over-the-top Hong Kong style action movie = good fun. 4 stars
9/20/05 Carolyn Rathburn Another blow everything up and fall for the girl movie, it was great 4 stars
9/15/05 John great concept but pedestrian execution 3 stars
8/23/05 ES This movie has a great start and then devolves into Seagal/Van Damme fight style movie 1 stars
7/25/05 Eric Rollins A comic masterpiece, too bad it's not a comedy. 3 stars
6/05/05 Charlene Javier What was that about? 1 stars
6/03/05 deadwiz To much lack of story, and really pointless action 3 stars
4/26/05 E-FUNK I imagine this is what gay porn is like... but with less story and acting skills. 1 stars
3/14/05 Ronin Statham is as good actor as any guy picked randomly from the streets.Good montage. BMW rock 4 stars
1/28/05 Charlie Exciting, fast paced action flick! 4 stars
10/14/04 Sandy Great! 4 stars
8/17/04 Dean-o Qi-Chu is lovely. The film is not about plot, it is a demonstration of Sun Zi's Art Of War. 4 stars
8/11/04 Dean Why did she screech so much, it still don't get the kidnap part 4 stars
5/08/04 Stefan Halka Slick, well-choreographed fight scenes could not make up for the weak script the film had. 3 stars
4/17/04 Michael Greenwaldt Awesome action flick! The heck with crap like xXx and Vin Diesel, Statham oozes sex appeal! 4 stars
4/15/04 The More You Know Statham just misses box office success on 1 hand, Bruce Campbell cult status on the other. 4 stars
3/15/04 "Meth Labs" for DUMMIES WOW...Uhhh, WOW?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
11/15/03 HorrorScribbler Fun but loses all credibility when Statham parachutes onto a moving truck from a cropduster 4 stars
11/09/03 Shane Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE OF MY FAV'S NEXT TO "Cowboy Bebop: The Movie" & "Freddy VS. Jason"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
9/05/03 Lia Aranga Great, I love long car chases 4 stars
8/09/03 Eric Not high art, but packed with tons of great action, Statham's awesome 5 stars
8/04/03 punjab utter pish! 1 stars
6/23/03 David Get sillier as the clock rolls by, Statham's wasted here.... 3 stars
6/16/03 Jason Cowan Good 4 stars
6/13/03 Robin Swados "The Transporter" is one of the best bad movies I've see in years. It's a junk masterpiece! 4 stars
6/02/03 Daniella Great! Awesome! My Favorite! Incredible! 5 stars
6/01/03 Shane Myers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fucking great to watch, Jason Statham is the next Bruce Willis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
5/28/03 brentley Parity errors galore, illogical plot events... The fight scenes were ok, tho. 3 stars
5/22/03 Desert Rat Painfully lame!!! 1 stars
5/18/03 Zaharin Hamid aka The Movie Samseng It's like watching MTV while riding a rollercoaster! 4 stars
4/16/03 YES Car chases, martial arts fights, death-defying stunts, The Transporter's tons of fun. 5 stars
4/04/03 Ric Fun action romp, Jason Statham is the next great action star. 5 stars
3/28/03 Jon Killer action romp, but why does the plot for these kinda movies always have to be shit 4 stars
3/17/03 Peter Nice look on Paris. Lots of action, and great picture. A great movie for action fans. 5 stars
12/12/02 Natalie Stonecipher 2nd gratuitously violent film set in France I've seen this week. What kinda trend is this? 1 stars
12/08/02 ADP Action at the ebd was good but a lot of bad acting. Strathma has seen too many kung-fu movi 2 stars
12/04/02 Robin Fletcher ABSOfuckingLUTELY awesome! Statham is our new action star! 5 stars
11/26/02 malcolm great Hong Kong style action featuring white people 4 stars
11/26/02 Jeremy Witteveen Great action flick, if you don't expect too much characterization 4 stars
11/25/02 Ravenous Jason Statham is eye candy and fight choreography was fierce. Plot was non-existent 4 stars
11/10/02 jason wonderful 5 stars
11/09/02 Michael Bolton What a pile of crap, no plot just gay 'karate scenes' what a piece of shit. 1 stars
11/05/02 Tyler Rowe Wicked movie, thought it was great. Great stunts and karate scenes. 5 stars
11/05/02 Michael Buehler Wretched-An excuse to cram as much low rent choreographed violence into a movie as possible 1 stars
11/04/02 Anarchy Azmi barely average movie....at least its better xXx....which was completely gay 3 stars
11/01/02 F.E. The most fun I've had in a movie for a while! 5 stars
10/31/02 SGR Fights at about half the speed of Jet Li and has none of Jackie Chan's finesse 2 stars
10/29/02 Jason Statham Best Film ever 1 stars
10/27/02 Mr. Hat Jason Statham is cool, but not quite as much in this unrealistic action flick 3 stars
10/20/02 Jamer 1/3 Jackie Chan, 1/3 James Bond, 1/3 Hitman (videogame series). Good flick. 4 stars
10/20/02 The Bomb 69 white knuckle action with a decent script 5 stars
10/19/02 nick2k first half was fucking good...but what the hell happened to the script afterwards?!? 3 stars
10/16/02 wintermute The fighting was top notch and the bicycle pedals were truly original 4 stars
10/15/02 Interrog8 Loses touch with it's story, but the action keeps it going. Delivers where xXx couldn't. 4 stars
10/14/02 Uncle Salty We're not talking shakespear here, but it sure kicks XXX's ass. 4 stars
10/14/02 Matt Senne The best, worst, funniest movie ever. 5 stars
10/14/02 Chancey Sugarpants Not as dumb as I expected. It's fun, but didn't make me feel like a moron for watching it. 4 stars
10/14/02 Jiz Started as an original/cool action flick, half-way through turned into boring generic shit 3 stars
10/13/02 King Richard As long as you sit back and enjoy the show, and don't think at all, this flick is alright 4 stars
10/13/02 "Yes the shit." Good entertainment to sneak into. Or the 3 AM is a good idea. 3 stars
10/12/02 crashdavis This movie sucks all ass. Wait for it at 3am on HBO 9. 1 stars
10/12/02 syrius yeah, the script was bad, but the action more than makes up for it 4 stars
10/05/02 Buddha The dialogue was pretty damn hokey, but it's a fun ride. 4 stars
10/04/02 Zaw Good chaseing around europe small towns. I wish there were more chasing scences. 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  11-Oct-2002 (PG-13)
  DVD: 23-Aug-2005

UK
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Australia
  31-Oct-2002 (M)


Directed by
  Corey Yuen

Written by
  Luc Besson

Cast
  Jason Statham
  Qi Shu
  Matt Schulze
  François Berléand
  Ric Young
  Doug Rand



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