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The Transporter

Published February 27, 2021

The Transporter

Film info

  • Title The Transporter
  • Directors Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen
  • Year 2002
  • Run time 1hr 32m
  • Genres Action, Thriller, Crime
  • Tagline Rules are made to be broken

Frank Martin is the best at what he does: transporting dangerous or illegal goods with no questions asked. But his last shipment, a beautiful young woman kidnapped by international slave traders, brings deadly complications to his delivery plans. Not Frank must kick into overdrive in a non-stop action-packed fight to save his precious cargo - and his life.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:11 I feel like the squeaking tyres in the car park detract from the tension.
3:19 Ah, Luc Besson, I should have guessed.
9:47 Can’t imagine why they wanted him in the F&F franchise.
15:45 “Transportation is a precise business.”
20:29 He must already know he’s not going through with it, because they’d notice the cut in the tape.
25:33 “You can’t get anything done in a world without rules.” I don’t think that’s true.
28:46 The ring-the-doorbell-then-kick-the-door-in trick is amazing.
29:56 Off all the weapons, I do find axes terrifying.
31:56 How the hell did she get in the car still attached to an office chair?
42:33 Gonna have to look for a madeleine recipe now.
44:47 “I’m still wondering if I want to know everything or nothing about you.”
53:08 “You’re always complaining, except when we make love, then you say nothing.”
54:12 I can’t believe she took the cop’s money and checked if it was fake!
56:29 Did computers really used to have Wake Up buttons?
1:04:14 He’s the best policeman ever.
1:19:17 Is it possible to do that? Parachute onto a moving target?
1:23:53 What about the other container?

Thoughts

If you’re in the mood for some of that wonderful late 90s/early 00s mindless action, then this is exactly the right film. Jason Statham doing some awesome work as an audition piece for Fast & Furious later - driving fast cars, participating in some wonderfully choreographed fight scenes, saving the feisty girl, whilst people keep trying to blow him up.

I really enjoyed it, it’s not perfect, and it’s very much of it’s time, but why not?

Rating: 4 / 5

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