The Transporter

  • 15
  • Corey Yuen (2002)
  • Fr / US
  • 88 min
The Transporter
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Film Review
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3 out of 5

Lock, Stock's Jason Statham plays second fiddle to a battery of special effects in this high-voltage action thriller. He stars as a cool criminal driver who's paid to transport cargo - human, or otherwise - with no questions asked. When he violates his code by looking in one of the "packages" and discovers a Chinese girl (Shu Qi), he's forced to go on the run from his employers and the police. Amid all the posturing macho extravagance (car chases, mega-explosive stunt work), there's also a bizarre oil wrestling sequence, and one extraordinary moment where Statham kisses his enemy underwater to steal his breath! Clearly, action is all that counts here and the plot (something about Chinese immigrants and the slave trade) seems the last thing on director Corey Yuen's mind.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Jason Statham and Shu Qi. Frank Martin is a professional driver who moves goods around for shady clients with no questions asked. When his latest cargo turns out to be a beautiful Asian woman, Martin is forced to break his own code and go on the run from his ruthless employers.

Cast and crew


Frank Martin
Jason Statham
Shu Qi
François Berléand
Wall Street
Matt Schulze
Mr Kwai
Ric Young


Corey Yuen

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 17 Jan 2003
Certificate 15