• Year:2012
  • Rating:MA
  • Director:Antonio Negret
  • Cast:Diora Baird, Jim Caviezel, Elisabeth Röhm
  • Release Date:March 22, 2012
  • Distributor:Paramount
  • The Film:2.0

“...mindless gunplay and chasing, mundane dialogue and a seen-it-before plot.”


A fast-paced thriller that doesn't let up once it gets going, Transit has guns, action and car chases aplenty, which all belie its modest budget. Alas, the way it uses these assets, however showy, is unintelligent, and you'll have seen it all before. Marek's (Brit actor James Frain) plan to sneak $4 million past a police roadblock goes severely awry after the family he hid it with discover it. He and his gang of armed robbers battle Nate (Jim Caviezel) and his family for the money, culminating in a showdown in a river shack.

What this translates to is mindless gunplay and chasing, mundane dialogue and a seen-it-before plot. There's nothing extraordinary here, save for intelligent camera work, which manages to build suspense quite successfully, which director Antonio Negret had put to better use in his eerie horror film Seconds Apart. Transit's saving grace is that it does have great driving stunts, good action sequences and creative vintage car disposal.

follow us on twitter
like us on facebook

latest categories


latest issue

Filmink latest issue

latest news

Revisiting The Golden Age
Revisiting The Golden Age

Adrian Wootton is returning to the Melbourne International Film Festival for another series of his acclaimed film talks, and this year he’s focusing on four legends from the Hollywood Golden Age. Come get educated!

Aussie Talent at TIFF
Aussie Talent at TIFF

Australia is well represented at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival with ‘The Dressmaker’ and ‘The Daughter’ both selected to screen.

Getting Personal
Getting Personal

With no formal filmmaking skills, Rhiannon Bannenberg mined her own life to write, direct and shoot her debut feature, ‘Ambrosia’, which will screen in selected cinemas across the country.

Angelina Jolie To Direct Netflix Original Film
Angelina Jolie To Direct Netflix Original Film

The actress-turned-director will follow up ‘Unbroken’ with an unflinching portrayal of war through the eyes of a child.