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Transporter 2 | 2005 | PG-13 | - 4.6.5

Jason Statham reprises his role as Frank Martin, the ex-soldier who's made a career out of the methodical transportation of questionable goods and sometimes people. His current assignment is chauffeuring the young son of a high profile businessman (Matthew Modine). When the boy is kidnapped Frank is suspected of being involved and is pursued by the FBI. In reality, he is the only person who knows the real reason for the boy's kidnapping -- and how to save him. Also with Alessandro Gassman, Amber Valletta and Kate Nauta. Directed by Louis Leterrier. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman licks a man's face and ear and invites him to have sex with her at a later date. A man and a woman kiss in a few scenes.
 A man and a woman sitting in a bed appear nude (we see their bare shoulders and backs and his bare chest), they kiss and the woman pulls the man back on the bed. A woman tries to kiss a man, she pushes him back against a wall, he refuses, they hug and she kisses him on the cheek.
 A woman is shown wearing bra, panties, garter belt and stockings in every scene that she is in, revealing her bare abdomen, part of her bare buttocks, bare thighs and a tattoo on her upper, inner thigh. A woman in bra and panties and an open robe dances in front of four men who watch her with interest. A man takes off his shirt and is shown bare-chested in several scenes.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A woman shoots another woman in the head, and a man, several times; we see the victims later with blood-splattered clothing (the woman has a bloody hole in her forehead) being shoved into a closet.
 A woman holds two guns on a man, he gets the guns away from her, they fight, she swings toward him on bead ropes, he kicks her and she is flung back onto a pointed sculpture where she is impaled (we see her with blood trickling from her mouth).
 A woman shoots a man and aims her gun at another. A woman shoots two police officers, and we see them fall to the ground and see their car riddled with holes. A woman shoots a helicopter and it explodes.
 Two men fight on an airplane and when the pilot is shot and the plane flies out of control, the men continue to fight as they are thrown around the cabin; one man is knocked out when the plane crashes into the ocean, one man wraps an oxygen mask's cord around the other man's throat, the other man hits him on the back, we hear a crunch and the man falls limp (he is presumably paralyzed). A man breaks a man's neck by twisting his head (we hear a crunch).
 Two men in a taxi are fired upon, they run, are chased by men with swords, axes and knives, and one man punches and kicks them; he then fights several using a long metal pole, and dumps several into a garbage dumpster. A man is threatened by several men with knives, axes and chains and he punches and kicks all of them until they are incapacitated.
 Two men hold guns on a man who fights them using a fire hose: two others come into the room, he continues to fight using the fire hose, more men come into the room, and all of them are eventually incapacitated and/or restrained by the fire hose.
 A man is kicked in the face by another man and knocked back through a wall, he falls one floor down onto the ground below (he's in a boat building warehouse), the other man jumps down and they fight with many kicks and punches: one man fights with coconuts on his hands (the other man's nose and face become bloody), and one man is hit in the face with a wooden plank; then one man pulls the other man part of the way through the porthole of a partially built boat, tips the boat over, and the man is crushed under the boat -- we see his feet flop briefly and then go still.
 A man jumps out of a window, falls onto the roof of a passing car, rolls off the car, lands on the street, is nearly hit by two approaching cars but jumps up in the air and the two cars crash together; he runs along the street and jumps in front of a truck that stops just short of running him over.
 A man fights with two men: one man is stabbed through the shoulder with a piece of a metal desk, and he is then stabbed in the throat with a sharp surgical instrument; also, one man is pushed back through a door, he is shot at repeatedly by a woman, the man sets off an explosion that causes a blast and fire, and it throws the woman to the ground. A man hits another man in the nose with a gun (his nose is cut and bleeding). A man throws a scalpel into another man's leg. A man holds a gun on another man who kicks and punches him, and then steps on his arm (we hear a crunch and the man yells).
 A man shoots at another man who chases him, they run down a fire escape, run through a market place where people and things are knocked down, and one man jumps onto the back of a bus; the other man jumps onto a jet ski with a woman on board, races through the water, jumps out of the water onto an overpass, follows behind the bus and jumps on it, grabs the other man by the throat, squeezes, and then stabs him in the leg with a hypodermic needle.
 A woman gets into a car, shoves her gun into the lap of the driver and forces him to drive (a boy is in the back seat) while she is shooting at police officers who try to follow them. A man drives his car under a taxiing airplane, he jumps onto the plane's landing gear as it pulls off the ground, and the car crashes and explodes. A man's shirt is splattered with blood and a woman shoots at a car as it is driven away.
 A man is threatened by police officers with guns: he punches and kicks them, twists them around (we hear cracks and crunching) and handcuffs them to each other; another officer is kicked in the face and falls back on a flight of stairs.
 Many police cars chase a man, a boy and a woman who are speeding away in a car: the car swerves through traffic, drives along a boardwalk (people jump out of the way), police cars flip over and crash, the car drives on a beach, then into a parking garage, and then the car speeds through the wall of the parking garage and jumps through the air to a neighboring building, and it skids along until it comes to a stop at the ledge.
 A man pulls a boy out of a car and handles him roughly, lifting him in the air by the shirt and a boy is given an injection in the arm.
 Several people collapse from the effects of a deadly virus. A man is held at gunpoint by many officers and arrested.
 Several men practice fighting with wooden swords (they are all wearing protective gear and helmets) and one man's helmet is poked through the face guard by two swords (his head is no longer in the helmet).
 A man drives a car very fast, jumps over a ramp, flips the car over in the air, an explosive device is pulled off the bottom of the car by a hook attached to a crane, the bomb explodes and the car lands unscathed.
 A man yells in frustration, and a woman screams in frustration.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 2 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture, 7 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 6 mild obscenities, 2 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man and a woman drink champagne.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drug cartels, the power of money, greed, family, separated families, kidnapping, children in peril, biological weapons, viruses, promises, rules, breaking rules.

MESSAGE - Money can inspire some people to do very bad things. Friendship can make even the most rigid people break their rules.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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