A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Female character is strong, brave, and smart.
Violence & Scariness
Action-style violence, lots of shooting, characters killed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Non-explicit sexual situation.
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Very strong language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie features intense, non-stop peril and action violence, with massive destruction of property. Many people are killed. Characters drink and smoke and use very strong language. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
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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