The Transporter For a movie about an ex-military tough guy who makes a living carting anything anywhere, very little of The Transporter takes place behind the wheel.… The Transporter For a movie about an ex-military tough guy who makes a living carting anything anywhere, very little of The Transporter takes place behind the wheel.…
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The Transporter (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Jason Statham; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

For a movie about an ex-military tough guy who makes a living carting anything anywhere, very little of The Transporter takes place behind the wheel. Instead, we get to see lots of Hong Kong-style wire-fu, lots of bullets riddling houses on the French Riviera, and lots of a shirtless Jason Statham alternating between his two looks: grizzled-angry and grizzled-smirky. The film plays like a melange of every Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, albeit one with the gall to lift its ending right from ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'''s over-under truck chase. In short, this is a decent, diverting action flick only if you've never seen an action flick before.

Originally posted Apr 18, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints
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