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Transporter 3

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Source: Catholic News Service

In the third go-round for this extremely violent, borderline nonsensical action franchise, courier-for-hire Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is forced to drive the kidnapped daughter of Ukraine's environment minister from Marseilles, France, to Odessa, Ukraine, as part of a scheme to persuade her father to let a sinister multinational corporation dump toxic sludge inside the country. Although the hero exhibits more evolved emotions than he did in 2002's "Transporter" or its 2005 sequel, director Olivier Megaton sticks to the plan of seeing how frenetic and stylized the fights and chases can become before the cynical enterprise self-destructs. Pervasive violence, frequent crude language, some profanity and rough language, an implied sexual encounter, scattered innuendo, and an instance of drug use. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O—morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13—parents strongly cautioned; some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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