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R| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Factory worker Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) suffers from insomnia so severe that his condition has taken its toll on his weight and his mental health. When Trevor unintentionally causes an on-the-job accident that horribly injures a coworker (Michael Ironside), he begins to become even more troubled. Despite a relationship with Stevie (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a pretty prostitute, Trevor descends further into paranoia, blaming his problems on an enigmatic figure named Ivan (John Sharian).

Cast: Christian Bale , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Aitana Sánchez-Gijón , John Sharian , Michael Ironside , Larry Gilliard , Reg E. Cathey , Anna Massey

Director: Brad Anderson

Genres: Thriller

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

The Machinist (2004)

Release Date: October 22nd, 2004|1 hr. 41 min.

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  • Director Brad Anderson tightens the screws of suspense, but it's Bale's gripping, beyond-the-call-of-duty performance that holds you in thrall. show more

  • The film presents a compelling portrait of mental illness, but looking at Bale may make audiences feel as though they're watching a documentary. show more

  • Give Anderson credit for at least sustaining a mood. This is the kind of all-or-nothing movie in which a filmmaker probably can't waver from his tone. show more

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