Rules are made to be broken.
Former Special Forces officer Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of events. The bound and gagged Lai is being smuggled to France by a shady American businessman, and Frank works to save her as his own illegal activities are uncovered by a French detective.
Jason Statham was quite awesome here and there were a few decent action sequences, but I've seen this all before and I've seen it done better.
Frank: Transportation is a precise business.
"The Transporter," is a film I'd expect most critics to hate. It's action heavy, with little character development, a predictable plot, and a mediocre script. In my eyes, this is definitely not a great film, but it does stands above an average flick, and does make for a fun watch.
For one, the star is Jason Statham, and I can't say as to why exactly, but I find Statham to be an actor worth watching, even if his films are a little samey. It might be because he's the grumpiest person ever put on screen, it might be because he's a total badass, it might be his charisma, it might be because he…
It's very hard to dislike Jason Statham in anything he does, no matter how bad it might be; he automatically gets a bit of a free pass from me. When I first watched The Transporter, I really dug it. On probably my third or fourth rewatch, I'm afraid I can see past the enjoyment of Stath and through to the problems it sadly has as a movie. As possibly one of Statham's most well known auctioneers, the one that first defined him, is anchored solely by his charisma yet weighted down by threadbare narrative, characterisation and ultimately style.
Perhaps I was for a long time tricked by the fact the first 30 minutes are actually pretty decent; it's a very…
File under: Guilty Pleasure
I freaking love this movie, and no amount of negative reviews will make me change my mind. Its a crazy awesome action movie with John Statham...done deal. BOOOM!
While this isn't going to win any Best Picture or Best Screenplay awards anytime soon, there is something that's quite charming about Jason Statham doing old school action flicks!
The fight scenes in this are energetic and engaging. The music is hilarious, and there is some funny comedic beats.
Overall, its a bit of high-octane fun, that's simple and too the point... run away from the bad guys, and if you have to... punch them in the face.
Overall I'd say this was *just* fun enough to be worthwhile. The script's pretty thin and there's some serious post-90s bad hair going on with the two main antagonists, but as action movies go it's breezy and its heart's mostly in the right place. That it doesn't rut in violent depravity means it's not totally kid-unfriendly, either.
This is a favorite action movie for me. I've seen it probably 10 times and enjoy it the most of the 3 part series. I also will admitt that as most movies do, they get worse and cheesier as they go on. However, it is entertaining and if you like fighting and action you can never go wrong with Statham. That's rule #1 and you always follow the rules!
I have seen this film numerous times. I can't imagine why I have reviewed it. It is a favorite, and worth watching over and over.
I have seen several Jason Statham films, all the way from Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels to Redemption. I always enjoy them. They may not be Oscar or BAFTA worthy, but they are entertaining.
Writer and producer Luc Besson is another I can rely upon for entertaining films. He is a master of action, and this combination of action and James Bond quality is a great start for his first English language film.
Qi Shu is another veteran of action films, and has done a number with Besson. She adds humor and romance to the film, where Statham is mostly an amoral businessman.
Fun to watch over and over.
Hong Kong action + European locations + American antiheroes = one of the best action movies in years and the birth of Jason Statham as an action star.
The idea is pretty good, but the execution is rather silly at times.
I love a good Statham movie and this is a good Statham movie. You know they're a good action star when you can say bollocks to any acting ability malarkey, I just want to watch them smack a billion shades of shit out of people in varyingly inventive ways.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Jeez that Asian chick was dreadful.
Some really cool fight scenes in this movie.
Gotta love the Stathe. Oil fighting, slick!