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Transporter 3 (Two-Disc Edition) (2008)

Jason Statham , Natalya Rudakova , Olivier Megaton  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jason Statham, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand, Robert Knepper, Jeroen Krabbé
  • Directors: Olivier Megaton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (231 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QB9H1A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,815 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Transporter 3 (Two-Disc Edition)" on IMDb

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Trying to get out but regretfully pulled back in, uber-driver Frank Martin (Jason Statham), in his third misadventure in the Transporter series, eschews retirement to hit the road again--but under unique duress. Frank's services as a wheel man are wanted by a pathological villain, Johnson (Robert Knepper), who pressures him to drive Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), the party-girl daughter of a Ukrainian official (Jeroen Krabbé), across Eastern Europe as part of an environmentally-unfriendly blackmail scheme. The story's gimmick is that Johnson outfits Frank and Valentina with wrist bracelet bombs that will go off if either of them gets more than 75 feet away from the car.

That limitation sets up several enjoyable suspense sequences, including a complicated chase after Frank's car is stolen, forcing him to keep up with the speeding vehicle via a bicycle. Car stunts, no surprise, are plentiful, capped by a breathtaking scene in which Frank drives atop a speeding train. Obligatory fight scenes are no less imaginative, involving numerous confrontations between the hero and a lot of very big bad guys, occasionally using articles of Frank's clothes as unexpected weapons. The script, co-written by the estimable French director Luc Besson (The Professional), has its flaws, such as an awkward striptease by Frank in order to secure the impulsive Valentina's cooperation. But overall, this is a fine popcorn movie with a satisfying conclusion and lots of comedy on the side. --Tom Keogh


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Jason Statham is back as Frank Martin, the Transporter, in this explosive third installment of the action-adventure series. This time, Frank is presented an offer he can't refuse and ends up with a mysterious passenger and a dangerous destination - calling for a new machine and new rules. The stakes are bigger, the enemy is deadlier, and the action has never been hotter.

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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm still not sure if Statham can act, but who cares? February 7, 2009
Format:DVD
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is back and this time he is forced to transport Valentina (Natalya Rudakova), an objectionable young woman, across Europe by a group of villains who have fitted Frank and Valentina with explosive bracelets. If either of them move more than 75 feet away from Frank's car, their bracelet will explode.

Given all of the other reviews that I have read of "The Transporter 3", I went in to this film expecting to be disappointed and was pleasantly surprised when I wasn't. Although the script is not quite as good as Luc Besson's previous film, "Taken", this is more than made up for by the awesome stunts and martial arts sequences (choreographed by Cory Yuen, who was responsible for the action sequences in the previous two films). Two action sequences in particular, one involving Statham effectively performing a striptease while fighting half a dozen villains, and the grand finale on the train, are alone worth the price of admission.

One of the main criticisms that had been leveled at this film is that the heroine is distractingly ugly and annoying. Although Rudakova and Statham seem to have absolutely no chemistry between them at all and I did wonder why Frank Martin was even remotely interested in Valentina, she wasn't so annoying as to ruin the film for me. Valentina is meant to be objectionable, and keeping that in mind, I actually thought Rudakova did a good job of playing her. As for her looks, I didn't think she was bad looking, just different, and I actually thought it was nice to see someone who didn't look the same as every other Hollywood heroine.

As for Jason Statham, I am still not certain as to whether he can act or not, but who really cares. Statham became famous because of his personality and his martial arts skills and both are again on display. Sure this film is somewhat derivative of Statham's other film, in particular "Crank", but that didn't bother me, and it shouldn't bother other Statham fans either.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Explosive Environmentally Friendly Transporter December 21, 2008
Frank Martin: Do I look like a man who came half-way across Europe to die on a bridge?

Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):

1. Frank Martin (Statham) has his fishing trip interrupted when there's a package to be delivered.
2. This time he's wearing a bracelet that's to die for - that is, once he and his car are more than 75 feet apart at any given time
3. Not one to learn from his last movies, he proceeds to break all his rules yet again
4. His package proves to be pretty, pouty, petulant and a pain in the Audi
5. This time it's the environment at stake
6. Usual impossible driving feats follow, plus Statham gets to take his shirt off (Would you, could you, on a train?)
7. Awkward romantic scene makes you wish they wouldn't
8. Rather predictable ending

Statham wears his Transporter role comfortably and stoically, Francois Berleand returns as Inspector Tarconi, Natalya Rudakova plays said package, while Robert Knepper oozes slime as the main baddie.

Good entertainment if you're into cars, slick driving and fast and furious action regardless of plot.

Rated: 3.5 stars

Amanda Richards, December 21, 2008
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65 of 86 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Frank Martin Deserves Better February 10, 2009
Format:DVD
Transporter 3's lead writer (Luc Besson) has a thing for redheads.

I came to this conclusion after watching Transporter 3. I'm a big fan of Besson's science fiction foray, The Fifth Element, and all I could think as I watched the slinky, thickly accented Valentina (Natalya Rudakova) was how Transporter 3 would have been so much better if it had been Milla Jovovich in the role.

That I was distracted by the stiff Rudakova's acting is a testament to how much the film insists on zooming in on her, letting her drone on and on in her broken English, and the endless patience that Frank Martin (Jason Statham) seems to have for what amounts to a rich brat in a miniskirt and heels.

Oh right, the plot. So anyway, Martin is a wheelman who does jobs with certain rules. These are all meant to ensure success in Martin's job as a wheelman. By the time we reach Transporter 3, every one of those rules has been broken.

And that's the problem. The rules made Martin interesting. In Transporter 3, Martin has become a walking parody of himself, fetishized by the director to strip away (literally) everything likable about him, only to replace it with beefcake shots of Statham with his shirt off, whip-cut fight scenes that don't let us see his martial arts prowess, and aggravating supporting characters whom the Martin we know from the first movie would have left on the curb.

The gimmick here is that Martin can't just run away from his job because a super-advanced device is connected to his wrist that will blow him up if he is more than 75 feet away from the car.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE December 28, 2013
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I LOVE all of the transporter movies. Better...much better, than 007 movies. I also look for every Jason Statham movie I can find. They are so great....FULL of action...and what a fighter!!! He has all the moves. Amazing. I NEED MORE!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Statham vehicle! September 21, 2011
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I find it extremely difficult to not enjoy a Jason Statham movie, which is why it is no surprise that I loved Transporter 3.

Jason Statham's fight sequences in this movie are just absolute fun to watch. My favorite scene is surprisingly a more quiet one, with the two main characters looking out over the scenery.

Overall, this movie that rounds out the trilogy delivers just as much fun as its two predecessors. Very enjoyable, very entertaining, action packed, fantastic driving and car stunts. Nothing to not like about this movie!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Started out great, lots of action
Started out great, lots of action. The story line and the action started to lag in the middle and never fully recovered. The lead female role actually got on my nerves. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
ok
Published 8 days ago by Sue Caldwell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
it was good
Published 26 days ago by THOMAS E. CLUBB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I am in love with Jason Statham and enjoy watching him kick ass and nice to see the romantic side to him
Published 1 month ago by Nancy Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars of the series
like I said more action and if you like Jason S you will ove this. OK OK OK OK OK OKOK OK OK OK OK OK OK O .
Published 1 month ago by Mike Mcconkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Good move
Good move I like it and Awesome I wish it lasted longe If it is a good series Good storyline
Published 2 months ago by chad
4.0 out of 5 stars I really like Jason Statham in nearly all of his roles, and this one...
It is a fun continuation of the Transporter franchise. I like that the creators/producers have kept the French policeman involved in the story line. Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Fiedler
4.0 out of 5 stars Marilyn O
Enjoyed movie lots of action so if you like action movies get this one love John movies all transporters series
Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Oglesby
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Movie!
This movie was full of action and unexpected suspense. I truly enjoyed this movie. Jason Statham proved once again he could keep this audiences attention throughout the movie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cheri Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy
should have bought 3-disc version but overall, good buy as i had lent a copy to someone and never got it back
Published 3 months ago by br in texas
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