Picture from The Transporter
Overall D

Hollywood delivers yet another "criminal turned hero" in The Transporter. Jason Statham stars as Frank Martin - an ex-special forces operator who makes his living on the French Riviera by being willing to courier anything to anyone (with no questions asked), in his gadget laden BMW.

Violence D-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D
Substance Use B+

Talk to your kids about…

The Transporter

In this movie, the audience is expected to have empathy for a man who makes his living through illegal means. How do movies like this try and convince us that criminals are heroes? If you have seen this movie, at what point are we first expected to feel like Frank is a nice guy?

In what other ways does this movie manipulate truth? How long could Frank make a living doing what he does before his life would be in serious danger? Are criminals more able to enforce justice than police?

Notice the portrayal of the only female character in this film. What methods does she use to gain Franks trust and protection?