New Transporter Refueled Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics
EuropaCorp USA released their new action movie, “The Transporter Refueled,” into theaters today, September 4th, 2015, and all the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews.
It turns out that it didn’t quite resonate too good with most of them, getting just an overall 31 score out of a possible 100 across 18 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Anatole Taubman, Ed Skrein, Gabriella Wright, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Loan Chabanol, Radivoje Bukvic, Ray Stevenson and Tatiana Pajkovic. We’ve provided blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Kyle Anderson from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 grade. He stated: “It’s hard to deny the hedonistic joy in the way Delamarre plays with his various toys, and the goofball stunts—including the yacht-based finale, with a special appearance by a jet ski—are generally worth wandering through the dialogue desert.”
Andrew Barker over at Variety, gave it a 60 grade. He said: “The Transporter Refueled comes up strong where it counts, with frequent bursts of ludicrously implausible yet coherently directed mayhem.”
Ben Kenigsberg from The New York Times, gave it a 40 score, stating: “The Transporter Refueled is crass and nonsensical, but it is hard to hate a movie in which a medical anesthetic is administered with a nightclub fog machine, the weapons include a ringed life preserver, an escape from a moving plane continues by car onto a jetway and the touch-screen banking software appears expressly designed for double-crossing.”
James Rocchi over at TheWrap, gave it a 40 score, stating: “The action’s accent on Russian rogues, lethal ladies and Rivera-set car chases makes The Transporter Refueled feel less like a film and more like the world’s most violent Vanity Fair fashion spread, all poses and pouts instead of the two-fisted, rough life of the originals.”
Frank Scheck from the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “Director Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) and his collaborators have devised a few nifty sequences.”
Peter Sobczynski from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 38 grade. He stated: “To be honest, this storyline is not noticeably stupider in theory than any of the other “Transporter” films.”
Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 38 score. He stated: “A mostly dreadful reboot by director Camille Delamarre (Brick Mansions) that casts English youngster Ed Skrein in Statham’s role as well-dressed driver-for-hire Frank Martin.”
Michael O’Sullivan over at the Washington Post, gave it a 25 grade. He stated: “The first “Transporter” delivered an unexpected kick, courtesy of Statham, who made for a brooding, magnetic — and reliably kinetic — action hero. Skrein is an inferior stand-in, scowling like his predecessor, but lacking Statham’s cool, coiled power.”
Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 25 score, stating: “The Transporter Refueled is a story of bodies: sleek, curvy, luscious bodies, purring for action and ready to let you do anything to them. They’re hotties, these Audis.”
Michael Ordona over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it an awful 25 score as well, claiming: “The movie’s ridiculous.”
Finally, Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it the worst “0” score, stating: “The Transporter Refueled should be put up on blocks.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.