The Mechanic Synopsis
An elite hit man (Jason Statham) teaches his trade to an apprentice (Ben Foster).
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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...
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The movie is crisp and contemporary enough to inaugurate another franchise for Statham.
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50

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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50

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...
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50

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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50

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...
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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...
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The movie is intense! Statham is a stud

By FrankVonBieberstein
Jason Statham is a serious BA he is nonstop action, from the transporter to the expendables and this movie is no exception. He does exactly what the movie tells you he does, and that is kill baby....

If ur old enough u have seen this movie.

By Str8 Nemesis
I am old enuff and I too hope they do it some justice. I personally like Jason's work. Bronson's version was great.... It was not only Great But a Classic that shouldn't have been remade in "My...

Jason Statham continues to Impress

By Oddjob2796
If you have ever liked anything Jason Statham has starred in, than you wont want to miss The Mechanic!! There's enough live action and explosives to please anyone! Go check it out, especially in...

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Depends.....

By Staypuft
Jason Statham in a more serious role here, and the movie not as fun as some of his previous work as a result. While no one is going to deem him a thespian or nominate him for an Oscar anytime soon,...

Very Solid Action Flick

By SKOLJACK
Went into this movie expecting a typical J. Statham film and got that, and then some. Story was okay, but action scenes were excellent! At some points the movie was predictable, but it did delliver...

The Mechanic

By olsoncar
We went to this movie with friends. We all enjoyed the movie very much. It was very fast paced and had some good twists and turns. I thought the acting was excellent and crash scenes were very...

The Mechanic Movie Review

By Asianfreak
91 out of 100 The new action legend lives on....

The Mechanic

By mrkhall
I THOUGHT THIS WAS A VERY GOOD MOVIE. I LIKE THE OVERALL SCOPE OF THE FILM....

Nuts and Bolts Mechanic

By gasparm
Most of these action -adventure films are basically the same, although I must say that this one was well executed. Simon West keeps the action going at a swift pace, and being a fan of Jason Staham...

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Rated R | For strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity