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The Transporter Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    51

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Bruce Fretts

    It's like the worst movie Jean-Claude Van Damme never made.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    Muddles through as a film so uninterested in character, it doesn't bother assigning names to them.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    This balls-to-the-walls action/adventure makes the average James Bond film look like something by Eric Rohmer. It’s high rent Steven Segal - fights, explosions, and more fights, but with a flair.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Too much action brings the movie to a dead standstill. Why don't directors understand that? Why don't they know that wall-to-wall action makes a movie less interesting -- less like drama, more like a repetitive video game?

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Pure popcorn pleasure for older teens and up.

What 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.

  • Families can talk about how Frank appears once to have been an idealist; what made him decide not to try to work to make things better any more? Why did the policeman let Frank go after the bad guys instead of sending the cops? What do you think Frank and Lai will do next? What makes this chase and explosion movie better than so many others?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: Female character is strong, brave, and smart.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Action-style violence, lots of shooting, characters killed.

  • sex false2

    Sex: Non-explicit sexual situation.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.

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