On Demand movie highlights

Find Me Guilty

(Showtime on Comcast) The new Sidney Lumet movie is a listless dud. It recounts the actual trial of 20 men in New Jersey’s Lucchese crime family. In a charmingly terrible performance, Vin Diesel plays the gang’s flashiest member, who defends himself in the endless court proceedings. Lumet is clearly going for the balance of satire and social outrage that he perfected in “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” but at 81, he just isn’t as nimble or as mad as he used to be. (R; runs through May 27)

Wesley Morris

The Transporter ½

(Encore on Comcast) Martial-arts newbie Jason Statham is special agent Frank Martin, a highly efficient underworld delivery man. He never asks questions, but when one package turns out to wear high heels and a winning smile, things get hot fast. Hong Kong pro Corey Yuen directed this Luc Besson-penned thriller, which is as ridiculous and transfixingly tight as Statham’s abs. (PG-13; runs through July 31)

Wesley Morris

The Professional ½


(Starz on Comcast) French writer-director Luc Besson (”La Femme Nikita”) transplants himself to New York to tell the story of an emotionally retrograde hit man and the 12-year-old orphan of the drug wars that he shelters. The parts (sentimentality, chic cynicism, copious bloodletting) don’t fit together, but Besson films them with undeniable panache. (R; runs through June 5)

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