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The Machinist

12 Ratings: 3.4
A movie directed by Brad Anderson

   As a bleak and chilling mood piece,The Machinistgets under your skin and stays there. Christian Bale threw himself into the title role with such devotion that he shed an alarming 63 pounds to play Trevor Reznik (talk about "starving … see full wiki

Director: Brad Anderson
Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 22, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
3 reviews about The Machinist
Quick Tip by . October 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
There was much hype about this flick. Christian Bale purposely lost a third of his body mass to play this role. If you are a healthy weight, losing a third of your mass is dramatic and risky, so the ends need to justify the means. This movie would still be mediocre at best without regard to Mr. Bale's ill advised extreme diet.
review by . February 04, 2006
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Pros: Bale all the way     Cons: none that large     The Bottom Line: "Welcome my son,   welcome to the machine.   Where have you been?   It's alright we know where you've been."   Pink Floyd     Definitely spooky, just for the visuals alone, The Machinist carries an eerie story a little over the edge.       Basic story …    Trevor Reznik works as a machinist in a …
review by . June 08, 2005
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THE MACHINIST is a mesmerizing film, a journey through the interstices of a mind deprived of sleep, of nourishment, and a mind that struggles to untangle the chaos of a past of guilt and terror. And the journey is terrifying.     When the film opens we meet Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) or at least the emaciated, tortured remains of a man who hasn't slept for a year. We don't know why this worker in a machine factory is in such condition: the story unwinds slowly so that by …
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