13 August 2012 6:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"The Transporter" films were never the most highly accomplished of cinematic endeavors, but they cruised along on the charm of Jason Statham and a basic respect for cutting decent action sequences. However, as the movie now makes the transition to television, even those two factors -- a compelling lead and engaging action -- seem to be missing in what looks like an amateur hour show judging by the first trailer. As limited as his range is, Statham does at least deliver a screen presence that is uniquely his, so pity Chris Vance ("All Saints"), stepping in as his replacement and carrying little of his predecessor's charisma. But it probably doesn't help that he's given some truly awful dialogue in a show that seems full of it, a situation not helped by a battery of actors who appear unable to deliver line readings. But this is a Cinemax production after all, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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