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The Mechanic (2011)

9 Ratings: 0.9
A movie directed by Simon West

The Mechanic is an upcoming film directed by Simon West and starring Jason Statham. It is a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson film of the same name.      Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with … see full wiki

Director: Simon West
Release Date: 28 January 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
8 reviews about The Mechanic (2011)
review by . August 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
A Pretty Standard Action Fare....
Remakes are a dime-a-dozen these days, and perhaps I should have re-watched the Charles Bronson 1972 original to director Simon West’s (Con Air) 2011 re-issue of “The Mechanic” with Jason Statham. Let’s be honest, “The Mechanic” is a by-the-numbers approach to action movies. There really is nothing imaginative to the film and it doesn’t pretend to be one. One would even say that the film is very flimsy, but to complain about its flimsiness would be rather …
review by . May 02, 2011
"I'm going to put a price on your head so big, that when you look in the mirror your reflection's gonna want to shoot you in the face."      The Mechanic, I cannot remember the last time I was so close to falling asleep in a movie. This latest action remake starring meathead Jason Statham and a surprising Ben Foster is not only a formulaic new comer, but it's so wildly predictable and absolutely incompetent of its own ridiculous ideas, were left baffled. …
review by . February 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I do assignments!
Assignments to kill are what the focus is on. Things get complicated when the hired ended up killing his own mentor and even more so when the mentor’s son was determined to avenge the death of his father. Unbeknown to him, the person who killed his father is the person he went into partnership with to learn the trade of killing.      So, professional killing is business, pure and simple. That’s what these people thought. Of course, when you were convinced to kill …
review by . June 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****     In ways, l respect "The Mechanic" for at least attempting to reach its goals; being the violent, loud action thriller that it is. Few films, from this genre, try this hard. Yet, through all its struggles, there still isn't a sign of true intelligence within or beneath "The Mechanic". Its twists are predictable. Its action is entertaining but noisy. The acting is good, the intents are good, the ideas are mostly good, but the story can't hold its own against …
review by . February 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         I know Jason Statham is a natural fit for action movies, although it would mean a great deal to me if he expanded his horizons a bit. Yes, he could go the way most action stars go and appear in a kid’s movie, but why limit it to that? I’d like to see him in a drama, or a period piece, or maybe even a mushy romantic comedy. Call me crazy, but I think he has it in him. Until then, I have to once again endure him in his usual fare. The …
review by . May 25, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
15 - 93mins - Action/Crime/Thriller - 28th January 2011      The Mechanic sees Jason Statham in a role that he rarely leaves these days as a vigilante, in this case called Arthur who fights against many enemies. The plot takes it's slight twist by the addition of a sidekick of sorts in the form of Steve (Ben Foster).      Arthur is a lone hitman who is very good at what he does by eliminating targets whilst making them look like accidents. But when his …
review by . May 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
“The Mechanic” opens with a stylish, clever and ruthlessly executed assassination.  Jason Statham efficiently drowns a millionaire in his own swimming pool, and then escapes unnoticed by jumping off a bridge and hitching a ride behind a garbage barge.  This scene is somewhere between the Bourne movies and “The American,”  and as such, sets a pretty high standard for “The Mechanic;”  it communicated that this is going not going to be your run …
Quick Tip by . July 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The Mechanic is pretty much what it sounds like: a mechanical, by the numbers action film (loaded with graphic violence, gratuitous sex, and bland performances). The characters in the film are all cliches lacking in humanity or any redemptive qualities and the story is so familiar to direct-to-video films starring Steven Seagal and other action heroes (who can't act) that it almost feels like the film is a remake... which unsurprisingly it is.      Arthur Bishop (played by …
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