- 1 hr 34 min
Set in the picturesque French Riviera, a former Special Forces officer turned hard-driving courier, Frank Martin (Jason Statham), will deliver anything, no questions asked. His ride of choice is a souped-up BMW, but his success hinges on a list of rules he's established from his days in the service: stick to the deal, don't ask questions, and don't look in the package. Martin's elusive business catering to the underworld's finest is rolling smoothly until he breaks his last rule by looking into a package he's received. Inside he finds the beautiful Lai (Shu Qi), a Chinese national, gagged and bound in a sack. Frank, though reluctant at first, works to save her even as his own illegal actions are exposed by French Detective Inspector Tarconi. Lai's uncovering triggers a dangerous chain of events. What follows is a series of high-flying action scenes and brilliantly choreographed fight sequences, as the pair is forced into various hiding spaces, all in an effort to expose an international Chinese slave ring. Along the way, Frank and Lai fall deeply for one another, tackle twist after twist head on, and expose a nouveau French connection for what they really are: thugs. The couple use their creativity and ingenuity to finagle road bumps, and receive help from the Inspector when necessary. In the end, both Frank and Lai must confront the demons of their past. Frank’s troubling memories from his military days and Lai’s father, are revealed, leading to an action-packed final confrontation. Frank's aggressive talents are put on display as he takes down the smugglers with tactics blinding to the untrained eye, toppling a once thriving criminal enterprise. Shot on stunning French locations with an international cast and crew, and Luc Besson pedigree, the transporter is sure to please the most avid action buffs and those looking for a great story. Make sure you buckle up, you're in for the ride of your life.