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
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.
Pros: Christian Bale's performance; story-line; supporting actors Cons: None The Bottom Line: Bales performance alone makes The Machinist worth of a look, but dont watch the movie alone; it is best shareddare I say savoredwith a friend. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I am loath to admit that before Batman Begins (2005) I had never heard of Christian Bale, though I had probably … more
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 … more
What would happen if you hadn't slept for a year? That's the basic premise of "The Machinist," a film about a man who can't sleep, hasn't slept in a very long time, and is finding that it's having some pretty deletirious effects on him, both physically and psychologically. The reasons why he can't sleep, and why the people around him are acting so strangely, are brought into gradual focus as the story progresses. Christian Bale plays Trevor Reznik, who … more