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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
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  • 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

2 stars

JASONSTATHAMDRIVES80MPH,FLIPSHISCARINTHEAIRWHILEHITTINGTHEBOMBATTACHEDTOHISCARTOBLOWUPINSMITHERINES. yup, that's the movie

- fb1463751009, Friday, March 9, 2012

3 stars

Transporter 2 is very much like the first transporter but with a huge dollop of fromage. It's very knowing though as the tongue is very much in cheek and it's all the better for not taking itself too seriously. I like the way continued the buddy aspect with Inspector Tarconi from the first film, although it does make for a confused character in Frank Martin. Matthew Modine has fallen on hard times it seems ans why is Keith David so overlooked. Nice to see Jason Flemyng teaming up with Jason Statham again though!

- SirPant, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 stars

These type of movies, sum up everything that is a guilty pleasure in films for me. Cheesy Martial Arts, where our here is rarely hurt, predictability and a handsome lead star, all the main reasons I tend to avoid certain films, but hey, this is easy watching entertainment, which does exactly as it says on the tin.

- 76Majikat, Tuesday, November 23, 2010