Mechanic Movie Reviews



Release Date: Jan 28, 2011

Genre: Action/AdventureDrama

Rating: (R)

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  • 4
    I enjoyed this movie and I recommend to see it. The film was well done and entertaining. It was not too gory and the fight scenes were realistic and very entertaining. Jason Statham plays Arthur Bishop as a super cool hitman, he has some really cool dialogue, he truly played the character very well and I enjoyed watching him. Arthur’s loud and unpredictable partner Steve is played by Ben Foster and they have a perfect chemistry in this film. Donald Sutherland was really good in the supporting role of Arthur’s mentor. Both main characters are not very likable individuals, but I rooted for them throughout the movie. Overall, I thought the movie was great because it had a good story, interesting characters, it was not too long, and it had a nice and intriguing ending.
  • 3
    I really did not enjoy The Mechanic. The Mechanic is a remake of an older action film but put on some serious steroids. I wouldn’t even call the remake an action film, it was a violence film. The entire movie was bloody and bone crunching. I couldn’t even watch some of the scenes. I would compare this film to the Saw movies before calling it an action film. Jason Statham plays an assassin who’s job is, well to kill people. The movie takes a twist when he is hired to kill his own boss and this is where Statham’s moral dilemma comes in. I also didn’t like where they shot the film: New Orleans. New Orleans is beautiful and cultural but for some reason they were able to make New Orleans look dull and unappealing. I can’t say I was very surprised by the lack of quality of The Mechanic but I expected a little more.
  • 4
    Jason Statham plays a hit man in The Mechanic, which is an action film remake of a 1972 film. I absolutely loved this film. Statham plays an assassin who’s main skill is making his assassinations look like accidents and that he was never there. I was very surprised to hear that the director, Simon West also made one of my favorite action movies: Con Air. I would even go as far as to say that this film is equal in comparison to Con Air. The Mechanic is action packed with a serious “cool” factor. Statham seems like he knows he doesn’t have any acting skills but at the same time it seems to work for him because he keeps making movies that people see. All of his movies are action movies, which lends itself well to his dry delivery. His tough guy persona really shines in this film. The Mechanic is a fast-paced, bloody action packed movie that I really enjoyed.
  • 4
    Jason Statham stars in this action packed film called The Mechanic. Jason Statham is one of my favorite action heroes and I would even go as far as comparing him to classic action heroes like Schwarzenegger and Willis. He was really great in this film as well. The Mechanic is a remake of an action movie in 1972. I never saw the original version but I will probably end up renting it so I can compare the two. Jason Statham is not the best actor but he is very exciting to watch in action movies and The Mechanic is no exception. Statham plays a very cool assassin who makes his kills look like accidents. The story of The Mechanic was great as well, it was nothing new but kept me interested throughout the film. The Mechanic was fast paced and just the right length. There was also a lot of brutal violence and blood, which warranted the rated R rating. Great movie overall.
  • 4
    The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham, is an action movie remake of a 1972 film also called The Mechanic. Jason Statham first got famous from the Guy Richie films like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. He has done a series of action packed films, which are all less than decent. The Mechanic however, I thought was very good. I would even venture to say that the 2011 version of The Mechanic was better than the 1972 version. The plot of the film revolves around an assassin that assassinates people by making it look like an accident. The director of the new version took this idea and created a film that lends itself to the 2011 culture. The new movie is leaner, quicker, and more action packed. It still has the soul of the 1972 version but with Jason Statham at the leading role, he really took the film to another level. This is a great film for anyone who loves action movies, and even for those who don’t
  • 2
    The Mechanic is a remake of a 70s film starring Charles Bronson. I've never seen that movie, but from what I can tell, they haven't changed much. Bronson movies followed a pattern that this one seems to follow to the letter. Which begs the question I have with every remake: If you're not going to change anything, why remake in the first place?
    Jason Statham plays Bishop, a killer for hire who, unlike most assassins in movies, seems to live in the 70s: money, cars, hookers. He's hired by his boss to kill his mentor, then must take his mentor's son under his wing. Then there's a guilty conscience and a lot of blood and guns and explosions.
    That's about it: blood, guns and explosions. If you're looking for subtlety, look elsewhere. This movie is in your face, literally. Blood spatters on the lens, and you wonder why they didn't even think to try 3D (thank you to the filmmakers from me, by the way). The acting is wooden, reflecting a script with a tin ear and cardboard characters. It's not horrible, and it's certainly not good. It just is, and I've got better things to do with my time.

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