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Transporter 3

action & adventure

Jason Statham is back as Frank Martin, the Transporter, in this 3rd installment of the action-adventure series.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
4 out of 5

Smash-up action sequel is a little rough for young teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that, like its predecessors, the third movie in the Transporter franchise features extensive, visceral martial-arts action (not to mention constant violation of any conception of safe driving). There are shootings, explosions, mutilations, and more. Also expect a good bit of strong language (including "f--k") and some kissing and partial nudity (buttocks). The female lead takes Ecstasy mixed with vodka at one point, and other characters smoke and drink. While the film nominally has a pro-environmental regulation message, it's paper-thin wrapping around a slick, glossy package of violence and velocity.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Frank's moral code of professionalism and honor ... while conducting illegal activity. How does his precision represent a relative decency, compared to the other characters/groups in the movie? Do you think the filmmakers are trying to convey any real messages, or is the point of the movie just to entertain with over-the-top action? Parentsof kids learning to drive might also point out the stunts are not to beimitated.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: With insulting action sequences and a tacked-on love scene, the movie quickly veers into a downward spiral.

- Andrew J. McGlinn, FILMINK (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: A mindless, silly waste of time.

- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rotten: I had less problems with the characters and more trouble with the actual action, which felt really antiseptic to me.

- Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Audience Reviews

2 stars

I didn't expect much at all, except some good fight scenes, a loose plot and action. It delivered. If you have seen the first two films, you know what to expect. It's more of the same.

- FireStormStudios, Friday, October 15, 2010

4 stars

It's definitely my favorite entry in the series, managing to be the most serious and realistic in terms of storyline and action. Jason Statham proves himself to be the most powerful man to ever drive a car professionally, taking down anything in his warpath. I loved the addition of Natalya Rudakova, making for Frank's best love interest. Robert Knepper is also the best villain in the series, even though he doesn't do much physically he happens to be the most intimidating. It's a rare event in which the trilogy ends on a high note, this certainly does.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, August 12, 2010

2 stars

not a bad movie but not a good one. it's got a simple plot and not much of a story but a lot of action. it's entertaining but it doesn't work nearly as well compared to the crank series which is far better. C+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Friday, August 6, 2010