The Transporter 2

  • 15
  • Louis Leterrier (2005)
  • Fr / US
  • 83 min
The Transporter 2
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Jason Statham returns as slick mercenary Frank Martin in this frenetic and more polished sequel to the 2002 action drama. Co-written once again by film-maker Luc Besson, it sees the taciturn tough guy relocating from the French Riviera to Miami, where he unexpectedly bonds with the cute six-year-old (Hunter Clary) that he's paid to drive to and from school. However, it's kick-ass business as usual when the boy is kidnapped, allowing Statham to really flaunt his impressive athleticism as his character embarks on a one-man recovery mission. Unleashed director Louis Leterrier orchestrates the ultra-stylised mayhem with panache, swapping realism for a barrage of quick-fire visual thrills - from a cross-building car chase to a martial arts-style fire hose fight. Add deadpan, cheesy dialogue and a trigger-happy villainess (model Kate Nauta) wearing the sauciest footwear, and you've got no-brainer escapism that's simply good fun.

Plot Summary

Action sequel starring Jason Statham, Alessandro Gassman and Amber Valletta. Slick mercenary Frank Martin has relocated from the French Riviera to Miami, where he's working as a driver for the rich Billings family as a favour to a friend. Developing an unexpected bond with their six-year-old son, Jack, he's forced to take tough action when the boy is kidnapped.

Cast and crew

Cast

Frank Martin
Jason Statham
Gianni
Alessandro Gassman
Audrey Billings
Amber Valletta
Lola
Kate Nauta
Jefferson Billings
Matthew Modine
Dimitri
Jason Flemyng
Stappleton
Keith David
Jack Billings
Hunter Clary
Tarconi
François Berléand
Vasily
Jeff Chase

Crew

Director
Louis Leterrier

Other Information

Language: 
English / French / Italian
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 25 Nov 2005
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent.
Categories
Drama