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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2012
Extremely good movie for it's type. Don't want to say too much and spoil it. A family unknowningly ends up transporting stolen money thru a roadblock and the crooks need to get it back. What happens after is non-stop action. What's really great is that the plot has no major flaws in it. No obvious "That doesn't make sense..." situations. Nothing profound here, just the crooks rather violently try to get the money back. It's entertaining, and you want to see how it turns out. The criminals are ruthless. The family while not necessarily endearing (obviously there is not a lot of room for character development), will have you rooting for them. In fact I found myself sympathizing with the father in his efforts to save his marraige and pull his family together given his sordid past. The acting is solid.

I haven't rated a movie 5 stars before, but if you are just looking to be entertained, you're not wasting your money here (if this type of movie appeals to you). I have been sadly disappointed with some recent releases like "Rampart" and "The Grey", primarily because the ending was ambiguous and/or there were some serious flaws in the plot that were distracting. This movie is of a different gendre of course, a heist gone bad; it brings to mind movies like "The Town" and "Heat"; while a cut below these, it was very well done nevertheless. The pacing was fast, with several surprises, and the action was realistic.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2012
I love Jim Caviezel in Person of Interest! So I had to see this movie after watching the trailer and the 3 reviews that were posted gave it a great rating. And they were right on with there reviews. This movie is well done and will keep you entertained. Lots of great action and should get your adrenaline going. I highly recommend this one and well worth the rental cost.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I saw that this was an 'After Dark Film',After Dark being the Company that brought us the 8 Films To Die For/Horror Fest series that came out once a year starting in 2006.

That was enough to pique my interest but I must say this was a very well made ,well cast and fast paced thriller that left no room for boredom.
Jim Caviezel,James Frain and Harold Perrineau were outstanding in there roles ,Jim Caviezel as the ex con on vacation with his family who just so happens to be at the wrong place wrong time and Frain and Perrineau as two of the thugs that want to make his life hell On earth.
This isn't a Horror film as After Dark Films usually are but it does boast some horrifying moments and it definitely thrills.

It was only an hour and 27 minutes but not a minute was wasted and you actually get enough Character Build up to care.
This is basically a survival movie with some aspects of revenge the fact that it's set in a swamp with snakes and gators is a plus.I would watch it again in a second.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2012
Normally, I absolutely loathe the "shaky" camera technique and quick cut aways. But it definitely made this movie work and without it I think movie would of bombed. It was surprised how well it worked. I have a completely new respect for the filming method.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
"Seconds Apart" director Antonio Negret generates some genuine adrenaline-fueled thrills, chills, and spills in his second feature length release. The rural crime thriller "Transit" qualifies as an exciting road picture about four murderous thieves who tangle with an innocent family in backwater Louisiana over a fortune in stolen loot. The only shortcoming of this above-average but formulaic melodrama is its lackluster ending that deprives the protagonist of any reward for his heroic deeds. Fortunately, the cast is convincing, particularly Jim Caviezel as the devastated dad and James Frain as the desperate villain. The ignorant authorities are clueless about what is happening between the heroes and the villains. Ironically, the lawmen only complicate matters and imperil our hero and his family. Frain looks particularly degenerate as the sleazy gang leader, while Harold Perrineau registers intensely as a trigger-happy henchman. "According to Greta" scenarist Michael Gilvary has cross-stitched the plots from the Dana Andrews' epic "Hot Rods to Hell" and the Audrey Hepburn nail-biter "Wait Until Dark." In `Hot Rods to Hell," rebellious teens terrorize a family on a deserted stretch of highway. In "Wait Until Dark," a deadly drug dealer stashes his narcotics in the blind heroine's luggage for a transoceanic flight and the villains invade her New York apartment.

In "Transit," a quartet of reckless armored car robbers need to get past a police roadblock. They replace the camping gear strapped down to the top of the Sidwell family SUV with their ill-gotten gains. Initially, our heroes have no clue about the dastards after them. Marek (James Frain of "Titus"), Arielle (Diora Baird of "Wedding Crashers"), Losada (Harold Perrineaus of "The Matrix Revolutions"), and Evers (Ryan Donowho of "Broken Flowers") have fooled themselves into believing that they can retrieve their loot from the unsuspecting family before they realize that they've been used as a mule. Naturally, nothing goes right for either side and those are the best dramatic moments. The conflict emerges from the situation. Our hero Nate (Jim Caviezel of "Outlander") has just been paroled from prison. He served time for real estate fraud. Now, Nate is struggling to get his wife Robyn (Elisabeth Röhm of "Abduction") and sons together for a vacation when they run afoul of the bad guys. Some of the action will take you by surprise. Neither Negret nor Gilvary make it easy for either the heroes or their adversaries. No sooner do the villains have the loot than they lose it. Not long after the hero appropriates the millions, he loses it in the swamp.
The black 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle that the villains drive assumes a character of its own and the long shots of it hauling down the highway look as cool as the spinning tire shots. Negret handles the chase sequences with aplomb. The car crash involving the Sheriff Deputy's Crown Victoria is awesome. "Transit" never wears out its welcome.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2012
This movie is part of Cinemax's transition to an all action and thriller network. It is definitely a late night type movie but I love movies like this. The story is full of holes but who cares? The action never stops and all the actors are familiar faces. Highly recommended if you enjoy the late night thriller type of movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2012
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Genre: 8 Movie: 6

What's it about?
The camping trip was meant to reunite the Sidwell family. When they are hunted and terrorized by violent bank robbers, their very survival will depend on working together.

What did I think?
I threw this in my player not expecting much. Then my alarm went off and I woke up to an intense thriller with all the fat trimmed off. Sometimes you want a simple, straightforward approach to a film with no complications or unecessary twists. When you're in that mood...put this one in your player.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2013
A thriller with some great acting by Jim Caviezel and the other cast members. I would watch this movie again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2012
Absolutely enjoyed this movie to the full. Transit is exactly like the type of movies i like, which is a thriller with some action.
Jim Caveizel plays a dad who is trying to reconnect with his family by taking them camping, unfortunately for them they get caught in a cat and mouse chase with a gruesome gang of 4 who just robbed an armored truck and used the family to sneak the money though a check point.

the film is what you would expect from a chase thriller, with 4 very skilled badies pursuing the normal suburban family through the road, with thrills, some twists and turns, and solid action.
the cast really makes the movie stronger, with the actors playing their parts to perfection. Jim Caveizel was amazing as the Dad who is trying to pull his family out of this trouble.
his wife played by Elizabeth Rohm was also very good, and the bad guys were also well acted in this film, lead by James Frain who has that evil look.

the setting of the film which mostly takes place on the road and in swamps surrounding the road added much to the film, and the actions was very solid with some good production values. the movie never felt like a low budget or a B-movie to me.

in short, one of the better thrillers out there, and im quite surprised how this movie fell below the radar, very enjoyable and entertaining.
I would recommend this highly, and also recommend The Contract which is very similar to this. enjoy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 13, 2012
I should have waited for it to be on cable, lets put it that way. It was not great but not bad either. Nothing new or original at all. Same old story. Father messed up before, is trying to be a good guy now. There is action but the kind of action that has been seen and done so many times before. A Supposed to be twist, but can't pull that one off. So there it is. Too bad I can't write more about it. Not alot of meat to it. I love action movies and I watch alot of movies, this one I have to say I am Not impressed with. Again, not bad but not great by any stretch.
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