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The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.

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Frank Martin Sr.
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Qiao
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Arkady Karasov (as Rasha Bukvic)
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Maïssa
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Yuri
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Leo Imasova
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Inspector Bectaoui
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Stanislas Turgin
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Michael Morris ...
Captain Guesdon
Nash Novcic ...
Ivan
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Frank Martin, played by newcomer Ed Skrein, a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank's father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next generation of thrill-seekers. Written by Europacorp

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...a turbo-charged thrill ride through the French Riviera, full of hairpin twists and dangerous curves.

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, sexual material, some language, a drug reference and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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4 September 2015 (USA)  »

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$7,130,000 (USA) (4 September 2015)

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$16,027,866 (USA) (13 November 2015)
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Trivia

Ed Skrein left Game of Thrones (2011) for this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the club scene, Frank drags the maintenance worker into a room where three guys are playing cards. From the outside the door can be opened just like that but from the inside, the door can only be opened with a key. Apart from the fact that this makes no sense at all, this is prohibited by French/European health and safety regulations. See more »

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Frank Martin: It's like the Count said to his Musketeers, I don't cling to life sufficiently to fear death.
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Follows Transporter 3 (2008) See more »

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Written by Johnstone, Amour, Carroll
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No need for refueling, should've gone straight to junkyard
3 September 2015 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

While Jason Statham might not possess incredible acting, he's a great fit for Transporter. He looks suave and confident, more importantly he looks capable in action sequences. Ed Skrein only amounts to carbon copy lookalike with accent.

Considering it's now stuck with poorly edited choreography for the scuffle, there's barely a trail of usual high octane ride. However, the worst offender is the awful script, bordering on cheap fantasy or softcore porn, the fact that it quotes The Three Musketeers so often is a literature travesty.

A group of prostitutes concocts a ridiculously intricate plan to topple their mafia boss. The Transporter is caught up in the struggle and forced to help them. Story relies on blind luck, coincidences, characters' stupidity and baseless arbitrary events. In other words, it's a complete and utter mess. Forget coherency or plausibility, the movie plays by its own faulty logic.

Unfortunately, the usual captivating fights or engaging chases are nowhere to be found. The movie opts for terrible editing and epileptic camera work instead. It's actually sad that the quirky yet brutal fighting scenes are replaced with such poor production. At the very least previous Transporters' fight is over-the-top fun, this is just confusingly bland.

Script is so awful, almost everything they say sound like 80's macho gibberish, one-liner from porn parody or silly used car commercial. I've high tolerance for cheesy lines, but when the characters literally pose for camera every five minutes to utter these insanely ludicrous lines, it's not even funny anymore.

Like before, Transporter must have damsel-in-distress, now it thinks a group of these attractive ladies would replace narrative. Audience might get juvenile guilty pleasure from the these blond short bob misses with minimal dress or a couple of nifty chases, but these gimmicks are shallow and the best they could do is slightly boost the movie rating if one is generous enough in reviewing it.

With the amount of plot holes and poor choreography it must go through, the end product is unrecognizable wreckage.


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