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Transporter 3 (2008)



Critic Consensus: This middling installment in the Transporter franchise is a few steps down from its predecessors, featuring generic stunts and a lack of energy.

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Strong-armed into transporting the kidnapped daughter of the head of the Environmental Agency for the Ukraine from Marseilles to Odessa, skilled wheelman Frank Martin (Jason Statham) enlists the aid of Inspector Tarconi (François Berléand) in accomplishing the treacherous assignment in this action-packed installment of the popular action series produced by Luc Besson (who also co-scripts). Frank isn't exactly thrilled with his latest assignment, but when his employer turns up the pressure, he has little choice but to deliver. His cargo is a feisty young girl named Valentina (Natalya Rudakova) -- who just happens to be the daughter of Leonid Vasilev (Jeroen Krabbé), the powerful top dog of the Ukraine EPA. Now, as Frank makes his way through Stuttgart and Budapest on the road to the Black Sea, Vasilev's men besiege his car from all sides, and his cynical young passenger gets a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome. As the driver and his cargo grow increasingly close, they both realize that making even a single mistake could cost them dearly. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Jason Statham
as Frank Martin
Jeroen Krabbé
as Leonid Vasilev
Alex Kobold
as Leonid's aide
David Kammenos
as driver in market
Silvio Simac
as Mighty Joe
Oscar Relier
as Thug Driver
Igor Koumpan
as Cop in Ukraine
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Critic Reviews for Transporter 3

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (40)

Delivers what it promises.

June 29, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Though director Olivier Megaton exhibits a good bit of that annoyingly jagged editing that's become all the rage in action films, he has the good sense to never cut away from Statham's pecs.

February 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Incoherent and inconsistent, this is a step back for Statham in his quest to become more than a cult figure.

December 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

December 5, 2008 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Transporter 3 is a reassuringly beefy thriller in which Jason Statham has to drive very fast across Eastern Europe with a Ukranian beauty queen on the seat beside him. No one, including Jason, has the slightest clue why. Never mind.

December 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Statham is a relatively entertaining action hero - though he is better in the Crank films. The script is by Besson, but the director is Olivier Megaton, whose surname is the most exciting thing about the film.

December 5, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Transporter 3

I didn't expect much at all, except some good fight scenes, a loose plot and action. It delivered. If you have seen the first two films, you know what to expect. It's more of the same.

Jon Lantz
Jon Lantz

Super Reviewer


It's definitely my favorite entry in the series, managing to be the most serious and realistic in terms of storyline and action. Jason Statham proves himself to be the most powerful man to ever drive a car professionally, taking down anything in his warpath. I loved the addition of Natalya Rudakova, making for Frank's best love interest. Robert Knepper is also the best villain in the series, even though he doesn't do much physically he happens to be the most intimidating. It's a rare event in which the trilogy ends on a high note, this certainly does.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


not a bad movie but not a good one. it's got a simple plot and not much of a story but a lot of action. it's entertaining but it doesn't work nearly as well compared to the crank series which is far better. C+

Richard C
Richard C

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