San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
To the extent that it's original, The Mechanic is insane, bordering on gloriously insane.
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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Brisk, brutal and unconcerned with collateral damage, The Mechanic doesn't pave much of anything new in the assassin-for-hire genre. But when it kills, it does so with style.
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By Mark Jenkins
The movie is crisp and contemporary enough to inaugurate another franchise for Statham.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It'd be nice if Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Mechanic's mentor/protege duo, could crack a smile. Once.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The result is just good enough to pass as an action flick you watch with the forgiving gaze that comes from too many beers and too little sleep.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
An intermittently arresting, mostly standard action entry that deals death noisily more than cleverly - a lot like the original.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As it is, The Mechanic is ham-fisted pulp, like Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" taking itself seriously.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Like many action stars, Statham is good at cool brooding, but West's frantic style works against this.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The only bit of machinery that makes the film move is Jason Statham, who's provided the steely saving grace in so many modern action movies.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Statham, the specialist in English tough guys who was so affecting in "The Bank Job," has more to offer than The Mechanic has the grace to receive.
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49 out of 100
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