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  • Summary: Frank Martin has been pressured into transporting Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of Leonid Vasilev, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the Ukraine, from Marseilles through Stuttgart and Budapest until he ends up in Odessa on the Black Sea. Along the way, with the help of Inspector Tarconi, Frank has to contend with the people who strong armed him to take the job, agents sent by Vasilev to intercept him, and the general non-cooperation of his passenger. Despite Valentina’s cynical disposition and his resistance to get involved, Frank and Valentina fall for each other, while escaping from one life-threatening situation after another. (Lionsgate) Expand
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. Reviewed by: Mike Mayo
    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.
  3. 63
    A perfectly acceptable brainless action thriller.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Hewitt
    Incoherent and inconsistent, this is a step back for Statham in his quest to become more than a cult figure.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. KendallB
    Apr 6, 2009
    The accent from Rudakova was great addition to the movie and coupled with Statham's fighting Transporter 3 deserves a great review.
  2. Mar 2, 2014
    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! Expand
  3. SusdarV.
    Dec 8, 2008
    Overall a good entertaining action flick, liked it better than transporter1 & 2.
  4. ChrisR.
    Dec 5, 2008
    It's rare for me ever to review a movie but this one definitely is worth reviewing. Simply stated, this movie is a let-down for the series. First, the plot didn't flow well. Also the dialogue was quite subpar. Though the love interest in the movie is not a very good actress, she was the only thing that held my attention other than the three good action scenes. Imo, I'd wait for the DVD. Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    The movie, unlike its prequels, tends to focus on its cars and become alienated from the pure action it can deliver.
  6. OliverH.
    Dec 16, 2008
    This is one of the worst films I've ever seen. I went because of the relatively high metacritic rating, but it is an absolute stinker. In my opinion, anyone who loved the original will detest this third installment. I would go into detail about which aspects of the film were the least pleasing, but there simply is nothing to compliment regarding this "work". Please do yourself a favor, and avoid this movie at all costs. Collapse
  7. MattF.
    Dec 2, 2008
    EPIC. FAIL. Seriously, one of the worst movies I have seen in my life. The CG was awful, the dialogue was AWFUL, and the action scenes (especially anything with cars involved) were laughably unrealistic. You know a movie is terrible when they have to fast forward the car chase to make it more exciting. Expand

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