The Mechanic

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

Jason Statham is a methodical hit man who takes an impulsive student on a mission of vengence. From the director of Con Air.

Arthur Bishop (Statham) is a 'mechanic' – an elite assassin with a strict code and talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a gig that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. After his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, he takes on a self-imposed mission to hunt those responsible dead. Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son.

2011USA
ActionThriller

Streaming (4 Providers)

The Mechanic / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Depth of character is traded for bloody broad strokes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Frantic, numbing redo of the Charles Bronson original for hardcore Statham and action fans only.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Tells a story as old as "Hamlet" in a style as new as unbaked bread. What's the point?

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The Guardian

The Guardian

On his opening assignment Statham drowns a drugs kingpin in his pool and then starts pedalling the corpse's arms and legs in order to convince the security goons that yes, their boss is still alive and kicking. If you buy that, you'll believe anything – and everything – that follows.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A sputtering remake in need of a more powerful recharge.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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FilmInk

FilmInk

In the end, The Mechanic proves that while revenge is a dish best served cold, revenge movies are best served with fire in the belly.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's a cut above the Eurotrashy Transporter sequels, and may offer Britain's most popular export since Cheryl Cole a promising new franchise.

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The New Yorker

The 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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