The Transporter

The Transporter

Corey Yuen (2002)

88min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
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.

Summary

An underworld courier lives by a simple code - to never ask what he is transporting. However, when he discovers his latest cargo is alive, his conscience gets the better of him and he faces a dangerous game of cat and mouse with his unknown but powerful employers. Action adventure, starring Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Matt Schulze and Francois Berleand.

Cast & Crew

Frank Martin Jason Statham
Lai Shu Qi
Tarconi François Berléand
Wall Street Matt Schulze
Mr Kwai Ric Young
Director Corey Yuen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 17 Jan 2003

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