Writer: Michael Gilvary (Screenplay)
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Diora Baird, James Frain, Elisabeth Rohm, Sterling Knight, Harold Perrineau, Jake Cherry, Ryan Donowho
Plot: A gang of bank robbers hide their loot in the car of a family going camping. They chase down the family to kill them and get the loot back, but run into a fight.
Verdict: Simple Action With the Family, Not for th Family
Story: Transit starts with a daring heist where the robbers walk away without a trace. Our four robbers Marek (Frain) Arielle (Baird), Losada (Perrineau) and Evers (Donowho) as they look for a way past the road patrols. Nate (Caviezel) and his family Robyn (Rohm), Shane (Knight) and Kenny (Cherry) are on their family trip when the thieves see their vehicle as an opportunity to transport the money past the patrols.
Once across the road blocks the thieves follow the family as they wait for their chance to collect their money but when the cars get involved in a drag race Nate finds himself arrested, leaving the thieves having to think of a new plan. Nate has just been released from prison making his speeding a violation of his parole and this trip is a way of making up the time he lost in jail.
When the first attempt to reclaim the money goes wrong the thieves have to bide their time before coming back after the family in a real cat and mouse chase across country.
Transit comes off as a very easy to watch action film, it never really challenges you as an audience member because nothing comes off new, all of the characters are very generic with the lead being a husband trying to keep his family together and the criminals all fitting the check box list. I will say this does keep you attentions from the moment it starts and isn’t afraid of just starting with the heist only leaving us with the escape attempt. I simply can’t praise this though because it will always go down as a forgettable action film because nothing truly memorable happens in the film. (5/10)
Jim Caviezel: Nate is the former criminal who is trying to rebuild his family life after a short stint in jail, he takes them cross country but when his family get targeted by a ruthless group of thieves he has to show how much he cares about his family against these men. Jim does a good job showing he is a good reluctant hero. (7/10)
James Frain: Marek is the leader of the thieves he stays calm for the most part before showing his true ability to snap after the money escapes his grasps. James gives us a solid villain with all of the clichés you need. (6/10)
Support Cast: Transit has a supporting cast that includes Nate’s family who have become distant from him because of his time in jail, the rest of the thieves who are all out for themselves and will easily turn on each other and a group of cops who try to help.
Director Review: Antonio Negret – Antonio gives us a solid action film that really doesn’t end up giving us anything new but is easy to watch. (6/10)
Action: Transit has car chases, car chases, car chases oooo there was a fight and some shooting too. (6/10)
Thriller: Transit keeps you attention as you want to see if the family makes it out alive. (7/10)
Settings: Transit keeps the settings easy to watch but has nothing stand out in the locations with most of it being inside the swamp lands. (7/10)
Suggestion: Transit is one for all action fans to try but if your not an action fan give it a miss. (Action Fans Try)
Best Part: Caviezel is a good leading man.
Worst Part: Nothing original.
Action Scene Of The Film: Three way car chase.
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Similar Too: The Marine
Oscar Chances: No
Budget: $5 Million
Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
Tagline: A Pulse-Pounding Story of Survival and Revenge!
Overall: Action film 101 hey that sounds like my site.