The Transporter

Frank Martin is a transporter. He takes packages from one place to another, no questions asked. To do his job, Frank operates by a set of rules: 1) Never change the deal, 2) No names, 3) Never look inside the package. His carefully organised life starts to go wrong when he breaks rule 3…. The film opens with a fantastic car chase, and it keeps the pace up right to the end. Although it’s set in the South of France, it’s essentially a Hong Kong action movie. The fight scenes–of which there are many–are beautifully staged and deliciously over-the-top. The acting won’t win anyone any Oscars, but it is appropriate to the genre: the villain is a caricature of wickedness, the policeman is tired and cynical, and Jason Statham as the action hero is strong but sensitive. Great fun.