When the Japanese ambassador is kidnapped in Marseilles, young officer Emilien once again enlists the maniac Taxi driver to high-speed chase down the kidnappers.
Dominic Sena (and Hollywood, for that matter), take note: this is how car chase movies should be made.
Fast and furious from the off, Krawczyks solid follow-up is that rare find; a sequel that lives up to its inspiration. Is this the Godfather II of racing thrills? Quite possibly; the rubber-burning action is of the highest order.
The plot, however, is paper-thin, with Naceri and Diefenthal returning as the maniac taxi driver and bungling gendarme respectively, and Sjöberg and Cotillard once again pouting rather a lot as their sultry squeezes.
Again from under the writing/producing banner of Luc Besson, its little wonder that this is hardly high art. But then, only a French import would feature a knickerless female police officer performing endless high kicks. And vive la France for that.