Time Out says
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.
- Release date:Friday 5 December 2008
- Duration:104 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Olivier Megaton
- Screenwriter:Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
- Jason Statham
- Natalya Rudakova
- François Berléand
- Robert Knepper
- Jeroen Krabbé
- Eriq Ebouaney
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