The Transporter

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"Rules are made to be broken."
  • PG-13
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.8  (318,987)
  • 51

In The Transporter, Jason Statham plays Frank Martin, a highly skilled driver-for-hire who specializes in transporting goods -- no questions asked. The film begins with Martin getting a job to transport a package from an unknown person to an unknown destination. He is given specific instructions on how to handle the package and is warned not to peek inside. When he does, he finds a woman, Lai (Shu Qi), who is being transported against her will. Martin decides to help Lai, but soon realizes that he has gotten himself involved in a dangerous game of hide-and-seek, as he finds himself pitted against a group of ruthless criminals who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Lai.

As Martin races against the clock to keep Lai safe and deliver her to her destination, we are treated to an intense and thrilling ride filled with non-stop action, breathtaking chase scenes, and bone-crunching fight sequences. Statham's Martin is a cool, calm, and collected character who always manages to stay one step ahead of his enemies, even when the odds seem overwhelmingly against him. He's a character that oozes confidence and charisma, and it's impossible not to root for him as he fights to protect Lai and himself.

Shu Qi's performance as Lai is also impressive. Although initially presented as a helpless victim, Lai quickly reveals herself to be a capable and resourceful woman, who is more than capable of holding her own against the bad guys. Her chemistry with Statham is also excellent, with the two actors bouncing off each other in a way that feels natural and effortless.

One of the standout features of The Transporter is its action sequences. From high-speed car chases to hand-to-hand combat, the film's fight scenes are expertly choreographed and executed. Statham is known for his martial arts skills, and The Transporter gives him ample opportunity to show off his abilities. However, the action isn't just limited to Statham's character. Other characters get their chance to shine, and the film delivers several standout moments that will leave audiences cheering.

The film isn't just all about action, however. There are also moments of humor and romance that help to balance out the more intense and dramatic scenes. The romance between Martin and Lai is subtle and understated, but it adds a nice touch of humanity to the film. Meanwhile, the humor comes in the form of Martin's eccentricities, such as his insistence on keeping his car clean and his disdain for using guns.

Overall, The Transporter is a highly entertaining and enjoyable action film. It's a true showcase for Statham's talents as an action hero, and Shu Qi makes for a strong and engaging female lead. The film's action sequences are top-notch, and the story is engaging enough to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Fans of action movies will find a lot to enjoy here, and it's easy to see why The Transporter has become a cult classic.

The Transporter is a 2002 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 51.

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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (318,987)
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