Parents' Guide to

The Transporter

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Pure popcorn pleasure for older teens and up.

Movie PG-13 2002 90 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 15+

age 15+

A very violent film is yet the best!

PG-13: intense sequences of action violence with some language

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Pure popcorn pleasure, THE TRANSPORTER is a heady combination that is half testosterone, half attitude, and all action. It really delivers. Don't pay much attention to the plot – no one connected to the movie does. Just pay attention to the chases and explosions, staged with style by Corey Yuen, a veteran Hong Kong actor/director and co-written by Luc Besson, whose wildly imaginative visuals ignited The Fifth Element and other films.

Together, they have produced pure movie adrenaline.

Statham is a fine action hero, handling kick-boxing and dialogue with wit, grace, and style. Qi, who learned English (or some English, anyway) to take on the role, has a fresh, appealing presence, and Frannois Berlland is superb as the policeman caught between suspecting Frank and admiring him. The bad guys played by Matt Schulze and Ric Young are not as interesting as they could be, but the movie moves so fast you won't have much time to think about it.

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