Transporter 3

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Transporter 3
Sporting ‘action man’ square-jawed looks, a perfect five-o’clock shadow, an impressive six-pack and the obligatory gravel voice, Jason ‘The Stath’ Statham is a more likeable action hero than the majority of Hollywood’s musclebound mob.

Co-writer-producer Luc Besson’s Gallic, low-budget, English-language, speed-caper franchise continues apace with Statham reprising his role as the world’s most in-demand driver. In this episode he’s forced – by way of a bracelet that’s programmed to blow if he moves beyond 70 feet of his flash Audi S8 – into a kidnap venture involving the saucy daughter of a top Ukrainian environment minister. Can he deliver his ‘package’ without a hitch and still find time to beat the living daylights out of Robert Knepper’s violent perpetrator?

Olivier Megaton’s actioner provides a fair few laughs, some exquisitely choreographed hand-to-hand combat sequences and at least three OTT car chases. The flashy editing gets on one’s wick and no one’s going to win an Oscar – but, really, who’s complaining? This is straight-up fisticuff fun.

By: Derek Adams


Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday December 5 2008
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Olivier Megaton
Screenwriter: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Cast: Jason Statham
Natalya Rudakova
François Berléand
Robert Knepper
Jeroen Krabbé
Eriq Ebouaney

Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 3 star:3
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:7
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Adam N

Great fun but I couldn't help feeling it was slightly ruined by the casting of the annoying Russian lady as the annoying Russian lady. Cut her out of the film, attach an explosive bracelet to the Stath and you've got a classic Stath punch-em-up and 4 stars. As it is, 3.

Shahid Munir

You can see this film really got to me. Is it me or are the Time out reviews out of touch.. I should have read the users reviews on this one as they were completely right. I still have dreams of how bad it was. I can't believe there was 2 previous ones which I had never seen and one user commented that this was better, how can that be possible. I would have given it no stars if I could.

Shahid Munir

THE worst one I have ever seen. No story line and completely un realistic and no sory line.. Come he fights by using his shirt.

Justin Berkovi

Statham makes me proud to be British. He, unlike so many 'products' of the UK, does a great job, takes his work seriously and I feel always does his best to entertain. Here he reprises his role as the 'transporter' well and whilst nothing groundbreaking it's an entertaining film and I enjoyed it!

Howard Smith

Does what it says on the tin. Some strange European touches at times, like the lead actresses accent, and was it just my cinema or was the sound quiet sometimes? Statham is dependable and always seems to do this type of role well. Plot wise it is business as usual and it seemed to have a lot in common with Crank, the other staham vehicle. Action was well done and I liked the casting of the French police chief who occasionally helps Jason throughout the film. Not a wasted evening.

Lawrence Donnelly

This film could have been made a hell of a lot better but i give this one star because it wouldnt let me give a worse score. The whole film is shot inside a car with no other dilemma


This is possibly the worst film I have ever seen - I had to be held back by my wife from walking out, it was really that bad. I have rated it one star simply because it is the minimum. I thought Transporter was great and Transporter 2 was not far behind, but this film is terrible.


A fun and entertaining film but did anyone else think that he should have thrown the girl out of the car, driven away at high speed and laughed as she exploded all over the highway

phil mk

Routine thriller, with a greenwash tinge. The bad guys are naughty polluting industrialists, yawn. Some nice exciting car chases. It's not worth four stars, though.


Althogh the film has some poor points (editing and the jumpy cameras during the fight scens) it is a lot better than it predesessor. this is a very good film if you enjoy fast paced hunoures action films that have a certain european feel that hollywood cant seem to grasp. for all those who enjoy jason stathams films this is a must.

usman khawaja

an escapist energetic entertainer for rather an egregious era where the economy is melting like the polar ice ,despite the charm and skills of statham who is one of the best british stars around it was all based on a road trip across bulgaria and romania with some good stunts and a lot of car chases defining its status as a road thriller, there is some fun banter between the 2 leads which is quasi romantic and very humourous , yet it is only escapist fun and i really did not expect it to be more then a decent mindless entertainer , statham has staged some incredible action sequences and is worth a look if all you want is an action flick