The Transporter Refueled (6/10)
by Tony Medley
Runtime 97 minutes.
OK for children.
Talk about your mindless entertainment! The acting in this thing is
worse than deplorable. Ray Stevenson, who plays Frank Martin, Sr., is
the only person who could be called a professional. The rest are
Itís a revenge film about four women, led by Anna (Loan Chabanol), who
were forced into prostitution at a young age who are out for revenge
against their pimp in chief, Yuri (Yuri Kolokolnikov), the guy who
bought them and handled them for 15 years.
Anna hires Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) who is a driver who takes special
assignments. Heís not a guy to trifle with, though. He can vanquish
10-15 armed tough guys at once without a weapon, which he shows he can
do in the opening.
The story is as bad as the acting and the script. But the French Riviera
locale is beautiful and the story is just stupid enough to hold your
interest with one ridiculous fight followed by an absurd car chase,
repeated over and over.
There is one scene in which Frank Sr. has to take a bullet out of one of
the women that is hilarious camp (Iím not sure thatís what they were
intending, but itís the way it comes across).
Had the acting been any better, the film wouldnít have worked. But itís
clear that nobody is taking anything seriously in this thing and it is
somehow strangely enjoyable.