Four-wheeling soldier of fortune Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is strong-armed by vicious gangsters into transporting kidnapped Valentina Vasilev (Natalya Rudakova) across Europe and into Russia.
Fitted with a hi-tech bracelet that will explode if moved more than 75 feet from his car, Martin appears at the mercy of the thugs but is soon running rings around them as he plots his escape. Learning that Valentina had been drugged and taken hostage in order to pressurise her politically powerful father, Frank begins to fall for his passenger as the bad guys, led by the sadistic Johnson (Robert Knepper), close in.
If it ain't broke don't fix it seems to be the motto of the producers behind the The Transporter series, and while this third instalment could hardly be called revolutionary, it's certainly solidly enjoyable action fare.
Aimed squarely at a fanbase that demands to see plenty of explosions, a teeth-gnashing villain and a shirtless Statham kicking people in the face, the film ticks all the right boxes, although character development is unsurprisingly a little thin on the ground. All in all, if you're looking for OTT stunts and martial arts shenanigans you can't go far wrong with this meat and potatoes actioner, just don't expect any insight into the human condition.