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Movie review: 'Transporter Refueled' is running on empty

Movie review: 'Transporter Refueled' is running on empty

"The Transporter Refueled" opens without any credits but its title. I think I know why. Being associated with the film was such a career-crippling embarrassment that the cast and crew wanted to withhold their identities until the end, at which point most of the audience would have walked out. Refueled? It is running on empty from the start.

How dumb is it? The problems begin with the very opening scene, a flashback to years before when a ruthless Russian crime boss took control of prostitution on the Cote d'Azur. This involves machine-gunning several pimps, pulling the loveliest supermodel of their employees into a getaway car and driving off with evil smiles. According...