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The Machinist

Rated R for violence and disturbing images, sexuality and language.

R In Theaters 10/22/2004 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 32 reviews

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The Hollywood Reporter
A brilliantly honed tale of dementia, starring a skeletal Christian Bale as a tormented insomniac wasting away and terrorized by his irreal existence. Full Review
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter
A brilliantly honed tale of dementia, starring a skeletal Christian Bale as a tormented insomniac wasting away and terrorized by his irreal existence. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
A harrowing experience for those to whom this sort of story appeals. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Not quite stunning enough to live up to a boldly bleak and unrelenting buildup. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Bale exists all too large under the circumstances, a well-fed actor playing at emaciation for the sake of a fiction about a character whose torment is as unreadable as his vertebrae are countable. Full Review

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