Transporter 3

  • 15
  • Olivier Megaton (2008)
  • Fr / US
  • 99 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Action man Jason Statham shows a softer side here, in the disjointed and poorly scripted third entry in his signature high-flying franchise. As moody driver Frank Martin he's forced to drive kidnapped "package" Valentina (Natalya Rudakova) around Europe until her father, the Ukrainian environmental minister, signs a crooked toxic waste agreement. The eco-villains will kill her if he refuses. Frank is forced to wear a bracelet that's rigged to explode should he wander too far from his car, meaning he and Valentina have to get closer than expected and inevitably fall in love. The irrelevant plot merely serves to showcase the typically outrageous, gravity-defying stunts - cars skidding atop speeding trains - and provide excuses for the ultra-fit Statham to get his kit off - the hilarious strip-fight. But while the "flash, bang, wallop" stuff once used to be fun, this is just boring and more brainless than ever.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Jason Statham. Driver-for-hire Frank Martin is forced into delivering two bags to Odessa accompanied by a young woman who, unbeknown to him, is the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian diplomat. As the true nature of his mission becomes clear, Frank realises that his life, as well as that of his "cargo", is in danger.

Cast and crew

Cast

Frank Martin
Jason Statham
Valentina
Natalya Rudakova
Tarconi
François Berléand
Johnson
Robert Knepper
Leonid Vasilev
Jeroen Krabbé
Leonid's aide
Alex Kobold
Malcom Manville
David Atrakchi
Flag
Yann Sundberg
Ice
Eriq Ebouaney
Leonid's secretary
Katia Tchenko

Crew

Director
Olivier Megaton

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Icon
Guidance: 
Violence.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Dec 2008
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama