Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 5 out of 26
  1. 80
    Statham isn't an actor who coasts, not even in a recklessly enjoyable picture like Transporter 3. He does the work, so we don't have to: His Frank Martin is the personification of pleasure without guilt.
  2. 75
    What makes it all work is that Frank remains a self-made hero.
  3. The villainous Polluter-in-Chief is eloquently played by Robert Knepper, familiarly loathsome as T-Bag on Fox's "Prison Break." And when Knepper and Statham get together, there's a fine showdown of grimaces.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Mayo
    70
    Overall, the production has the polish and pace that producer/co-writer Luc Besson's work is known for. Any complaints about the lack of substance are pointless.
  5. The end result is "Mission: Impossible" meets "Speed": high-tech gizmos, exotic European locales, and hair-raising stunts, many performed by Statham himself, who, when he's not shirtless, looks spiffy in Dior.
  6. 67
    In a series elevated by high-flying ridiculousness, Transporter 3 falls a couple of sequences short of the standard, but it does show off Statham's considerable dirt-biking skills. For that, at least, it's kinda rad.
  7. 63
    A perfectly acceptable brainless action thriller.
  8. Reviewed by: Christopher Borrelli
    63
    The best sequences involve Frank's inventive ability to stay within 75 feet of his car, but otherwise, it's the charismatic unruffled dexterity in the face of impossible odds that rivets.
  9. Reviewed by: Jeremy Wheeler
    63
    Though this third installment is not quite as nuts as the second film, it's nevertheless firmly set in the same ridiculous mold.
  10. Though the car chases have grown more banal as the franchise has started to run on fumes, the smackdowns have retained their zing.
  11. As action movies seem to get more complicated and convoluted with international conspiracies and technological concepts, the "Transporter" franchise is refreshingly simple.
  12. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Somehow Statham comes out of this improbable thriller with his dignity intact.
  13. 50
    Transporter 3 is the most frustrating entry into a series that has never set the bar terribly high.
  14. If you're going to a no-frills action film, though, at least you want the action to be entertaining, which is where Transporter 3 falls down.
  15. 50
    Transporter 3 is so far over the top that it more than once spills into outright cartoonishness.
  16. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    50
    Boasts a measure of the retro machismo, style and attitude some 007 fans have found lacking in "Quantum of Solace." But it also has a pointless storyline, incoherent editing and a polyglot cast that renders some of the dialogue utterly incomprehensible.
  17. 42
    For those disappointed in the grim, gritty feel of the latest James Bond movie and who long for the absurdity of the Roger Moore-era entries, Transporter 3, ought to fit the bill.
  18. Statham could do these movies in his sleep by now, so he gets credit for offering up so much dry wit. In fact, while Rudakova makes a painful acting debut, Statham appears more engaged than he has in a while.
  19. Reviewed by: Michael Ferraro
    40
    The film does contain a couple of interesting thrills here and there. However, this film would have been better off thrown straight to DVD.
  20. Reviewed by: Chris Hewitt
    40
    Incoherent and inconsistent, this is a step back for Statham in his quest to become more than a cult figure.
  21. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    40
    The movie has more lags in action than either of the previous episodes, and somehow the dialogue is even more daft
  22. 38
    Transporter 3 is made for airplane viewing, and not just any airplane: an Eastern European one, on the flight from Hrubbishnik to Slutnya.
  23. At one point, Statham chases down a sports car while pedaling madly on a kids' bike. Pathétique!
  24. 38
    The thrill of the ridiculousness is gone. So is all the mystery that made Statham so appealing in the first place.
  25. Easily the worst in a trilogy that has been notable mainly for the presence of its everyman action star, Transporter 3 is a nonsensical, choppily edited bore, with awful dialogue.
  26. The fight scenes are lackluster and the plot is needlessly complicated. If you're making an action film that centers on fast cars and fast women, it's usually best to keep the rest of the story simple.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    4
    The movie, unlike its prequels, tends to focus on its cars and become alienated from the pure action it can deliver.
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    8
    Now, Transporter 3 got me wondering- is it good? Well, sort of. The action expands and Statham is pumped up. I LOVED the first two, and this one doesn't dissapoint either. But it has many flaws that make it unwatchable. But if you are a fan like me, you'll love T3. Jason's back baby! Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2013
    6
    Its better than the second one but still everything you see in this film, you have seen in its predecessors. This film delivers nothing fresh.