Box art for Transporter 2

Transporter 2

action & adventure, thrillers


An ex-elite commando, Frank Martin, has retired to Miami and become a driver for a wealthy family with a young boy, but when the kid is kidnapped, Martin defies the FBI to get the boy back safely and thwart the kidnappers.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    51%
  • Audience Score
    59%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

Violent sequel; older teens and up.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the film includes incessant violence, at high speeds and in slow motion, both emphasizing the excruciating pain inflicted by professional killers. Characters swear, smoke, drink, and use drugs. Women are portrayed in negative sexual stereotypes. One appears drunk as she tries to seduce the hero and others wear very skimpy clothing (one assassin prefers lingerie for her missions). The film includes lots of explosions, car crashes, and a violent airplane crash into water.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the moral code that Frank embodies so resolutely. How does Frank's precision represent a relative decency, compared to both the excessive villains and the crass cops? How does the family -- Jack and his parents -- represent the sort of domestic unit Frank both desires and will never have? How does their initial dysfunction lead to lessons on more attentive fatherhood and less reckless motherhood? Why are women portrayed the way they are? Parents of kids learning to drive might also point out the stunts are not to be imitated...and they also may want to address the correlation the movie makes between cars and men's worth.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    51%
    reviews counted: 7
    see all Transporter 2 reviews
  • Audience

    59%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Armed with a myriad of gravity (and logic) defying set pieces...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Is a lot of fun, and I enjoyed it in all its ludicrous devices, and idiocy...

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A tremendously exciting and incredible action flick. This movie delivers the goods. A relentlessly fun and totally unstoppable thrill-ride. A kick ass good time. Stylish, smart, funny and wickedly cool. Loaded with incredible fight sequences and car chases. An exhilarating action-packed adventure. It's a pure adrenaline rush from start to finish. Better than the original. The best action movie in years. Jason Statham is the next big action star.

- allan913, Friday, February 19, 2010

4 stars

Frank Martin will get the job done, even if it means taking half of Miami with him. This is faster and more action packed than the first, it's really a different movie all around. For what it is, it's perfect. Jason Statham annihilates goon after goon without ever using a weapon, well except a hose at one point. The car stunts quite literally defy logic, but somehow it makes sense in this world. Kate Nauta channels the soul of Brigitte Nielsen and proves to be Frank's biggest adversary and she's probably one of the best elements to the movie. I like sequels that try something new and this is definitely one of those sequels.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, August 12, 2010

4 stars

Frank Martin will get the job done, even if it means taking half of Miami with him. This is faster and more action packed than the first, it's really a different movie all around. For what it is, it's perfect. Jason Statham annihilates goon after goon without ever using a weapon, well except a hose at one point. The car stunts quite literally defy logic, but somehow it makes sense in this world. Kate Nauta channels the soul of Brigitte Nielsen and proves to be Frank's biggest adversary and she's probably one of the best elements to the movie. I like sequels that try something new and this is definitely one of those sequels.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, August 12, 2010