The Machinist

By Drez_Digital
Written June 02, 2010
Apart from christian bale losing 4 stone for the role that's about as interesting as the film is it soon becomes a slow,strange thriller with a story that's all over the place.
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Delivers part way

By MongrolMan
Written August 06, 2008
This one is good to me, but I bet many others would hate this because it's very dark and relies on image rather than a complete story. I enjoyed it, but I played it safe with a "So-So"
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THE MACHINIST

By lugubriousthespian
Written May 31, 2009
After the initial shock of seeing Christian Bale in his skeletal state playing the sleep-deprived, mentally unraveled character of Trevor Reznik, THE MACHINIST delivers on its intentions to be a very moody Kafka-esque nightmare about a man slowly slipping into madness. Very intiguing puzzle of a movie with terrifically enhanced art direction and understated acting that makes all the "surreal" qualities all the more effective. Also has a very pulsating musical score that gives all the scenes the imperative menace. Jennifer Jason Leigh adds to her array of strange parts playing the loyal hooker/girlfriend. Very original and at times quite though-provoking!
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Gripping

By Rbastian12
Written April 02, 2011
Christian Bale's performance and preparation for this film is unbeliveable, he completey commits to the role, racing through this suspense thriller as an insominac.
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