The Mechanic
The Mechanic (2011)

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 17, 2011
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53%
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User Score
51%



Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jason Statham and Ben Foster turn in enjoyable performances, but this superficial remake betrays them with mind-numbing violence and action thriller cliches.

Leah Rozen
TheWrap

Statham, he of the chiseled physique and sexily receding hairline, holds his own here, doing what he has to in scenes and no more -- which is perfect for a movie like this.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A brainless and easily-forgettable thriller.

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Una LaMarche
New York Observer

The Mechanic is like a Beretta loaded with blanks -- quick and brutal but ultimately empty.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The new stunts are explosive, over-the-top and a sign of the times -- action fans aren't happy these days, it seems, unless at least one scene involves a jackknifing 18-wheeler and a fireball.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Somewhat faithful to the original, but a stupendously violent fiasco that weasels its way into being unlikable.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Clinging to false heroism and terrified of anything too dark, The Mechanic is a tough-guy movie for wimps.

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Mark Jenkins
NPR

Betrayal, sympathy and regret are central to the story, but there's hardly any room for such feelings amid the clockwork carnage.

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

[Simon West] goes for headshots, stabbings and other dispatches that are the antithesis of modern PG-13 action filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
three stars
Chris Miele
A decent action film that just so happens to be starring Jason Statham. You really cant pick The Mechanic out from a crowd of other cliche action thrillers but… More
Red Lats
The Mechanic is very similar to The Transporter. Same loner doing jobs without asking questions. In this case, instead of transporting, he is killing. The… More
Crash Ek
Well... I liked the movie, I think it's was entertaining and good in its own way, and decent comparing to the other garbage jason has been in lately.
Al S
A stylish, heart-pounding and super-charged action-packed thriller. A smart, gripping, intense and exhilarating thrill-ride loaded with break-neck suspense and… More
Lady D'arbanville
The Mechanic is an Action Thriller with just the right mix of slick, more realistic Action and the more Hollywood explosive Action. The story line is less… More

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