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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Jason Statham
Amber Valletta
Alessandro Gassman
Matthew Modine.
Directors
Louis Leterrier.
Screenwriters
Luc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen.
Running Time
88 minutes

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Transporter 2
Frank Martin is back, still taking jobs his better sense tells him not to


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Plot
Frank Martin has moved to Miami, where he's taken a temporary job as chauffer to the head of a government drugs taskforce. It's not long before the politician's son is target for kidnapping, and Frank is implicated in the plot.


Review
Transporter 2
This critique should avoid a certain two-word descriptive phrase, on account of it being just too obvious. That’s fair enough, but by Christ it’s hard to resist when confronted with this seriously screwy sugar-rush of a sequel, which takes a deranged pride in featuring action scenes by Armani, acting by Millets.

Whether it’s delivering lines like, “Jack’s been infected by a deadly virus” with a straight face or genuinely excelling at the physical side (in one vaguely homoerotic scene he beats a bunch of bad guys with a firehose), Jason Statham — that rarest of things, a convincing British action hero — establishes himself as a cult figure for anyone who loves a little bit of cheesy deadpan to go with their cheesy deep-pan. As such, Transporter 2 is the very definition of a ‘guilty pleasure’. Dammit! So close…


Verdict
Another all-kicking, punching, shooting and exploding dose of Besson born action, and Jason Statham proves that his action mettle in the first instalment was no fluke.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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A stylish and more focused sequel to The Transporter, the movie is over-the-top fun for fans of the first movie. ... More

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Posted by the film man at 00:44, 31 January 2012 | Report This Post


mr.statham

this film is a saint i fucking love it . i want too fuck is doggy stlye . i want it to give me a bj and drink up the gravy. why arnt there more films like this super hardass statham sequel. why cant i swim out from nealy 100 feat below water carry ing a broken guy from a crashed plane i guess only mr.statham can. fucking five stars(i was just at a beer feast) ... More

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Posted by bradzilllla at 23:38, 12 October 2008 | Report This Post


Brilliant...

....outrageous, silly and highly entertaining. Can't wait to see The Stath in the 3rd installment. ... More

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Posted by Jim Bob at 07:43, 13 September 2008 | Report This Post


Brilliant...

....outrageous, silly and highly entertaining. Can't wait to see The Stath in the 3rd installment. ... More

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Posted by Jim Bob at 07:42, 13 September 2008 | Report This Post


Fantastic

Absolutely fantastic! It does exactly what it says on the tin and hold no protensions what-so-ever. It realy does my swede in when people think themselves so cultured that they can call the Hong kong action films of the 70's and the like high art and yet this, which is exactly the same kind of beast but in a western cut of suit, can be panned as something lesser in quality. I say bollocks! Statham has just as much if not more charm and charisma than Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. A very entertaining... More

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Posted by jimoakley666 at 09:51, 09 September 2008 | Report This Post


Pathetic

The part where he knocks a bomb off the bottom of his car on a crane by driving up a ramp speaks for itself ... More

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Posted by Tiger211091 at 20:42, 30 June 2008 | Report This Post


Truly awful film, and I didn't mind the first one either. 3 stars Chris? Oh dear. ... More

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Posted by discodave101 at 11:21, 27 June 2008 | Report This Post


Transporter 2 flunks gravity, logic and sense with happy, spastic confidence. All of which makes for a bad movie that's impossible to hate as Statham batters hordes of inept gunmen, effortlessly dodges bullets and pulls off ludicrous stunts involving everything from Audis to jet-ski. You'll laugh till your ribs shatter. ... More

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Posted by moviemaniac2 at 16:23, 11 March 2007 | Report This Post


Transporter 2 flunks gravity, logic and sense with happy, spastic confidence. All of which makes for a bad movie that's impossible to hate as Statham batters hordes of inept gunmen, effortlessly dodges bullets and pulls off ludicrous stunts involving everything from Audis to jet-ski. You'll laugh till your ribs shatter. ... More

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Posted by moviemaniac2 at 16:23, 11 March 2007 | Report This Post


Da Bomb

Absolutely brilliant stuff!! A great retro-action flick for Friday night harking back to the 80s, in other words minimal plot, average acting & a fistful of action. Wonderfully OTT (the bomb removal from car scene is ludicrously brilliant!) & has some of the best fight scenes in a yank movie, especially the one set in the garage. When the yanks try to do kung fu they invariably fail, they have a lack of inventiveness & don't seem to be able to edit the fight scenes with any competenc... More

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Posted by Monkeyshaver at 12:01, 12 May 2006 | Report This Post


Hokum

A good action film doesn't have to be completely ridiculous. This is. ... More

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Posted by qualidad at 19:59, 27 April 2006 | Report This Post


To be or not to be?

While looking for a pick me up I was reminded that somehow I'd missed this particular piece of sugar rushed adrenaline fueled tale. Well I still don’t know if I liked it or not, I turned my brain off at the door and frankly I don’t think that was enough, I may have had to of been in a coma, the story was thin, the plot a mish mash of MI2 and commando, and the stunts well past their sell buy date, the plane crash and the bomb/crane/leap/swipe feat was a bit too off the wall, anyhow th... More

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Posted by hicksonb@ie.ibm.com at 20:14, 22 April 2006 | Report This Post


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