The Mechanic (2011)Closed Captioning
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A talented hitman hired by the board of trustees of a large financial firm has a crisis of conscience when the firm orders him to take out his own protege.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 156
- Fresh: 82
- Rotten: 74
- Average Rating: 5.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A sputtering remake in need of a more powerful recharge.
Rotten: The result is just good enough to pass as an action flick you watch with the forgiving gaze that comes from too many beers and too little sleep.
Fresh: The interplay between dry Arthur and crazy, caustic Steve is what makes the movie fun.
Fresh: Statham is a model of control; he's steely and graceful in his action scenes, and his interplay with the wiry Foster delivers the goods.
Rent before you buy
I find it hard to watch this film more than once because it's nothing new that everyone hasn't seen.Jason Statham seems the same as he is in every movie he has always starred in. Same voice, Same moves, really it's no shocker that this film just doesn't create any excitement at all. I strongly encourage everyone to rent first because it's a good movie to just watch if your into action and what not but don't expect a whole lot. Nothing much to brag about. It's just another action movie that has Jason Statham as the lead role. Definitely wouldn't buy it though because watching it once was enough. REAlly I wasn't too impressed at all with this film. Expected it to be good but kind of let down on the whole result. All the good parts are in the trailer, everything else is a bore
If you're looking for non-stop action, this is a movie for you. Best part about it, there is no boy meets girl, falls in love in the space of 24 hours and both decide to make out in the middle of a gunfight type moments. There's sex, guns, fighting and more guns.
You know what you're getting with Statham
and this delivered as promised. Rented with fairly low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Found it to be one of his better movies on par with the original Transporter. Recommended for Statham and action/adventure fans. Sure there were some gaffs such as hits made where fingerprints were left at the scene & very public hits where somehow the mechanic simply walked away without anyone noticing but allowing for suspension of belief in these scenes & the film is a recommended rental.