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  • 50
    Peter Travers 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. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To the extent that it's original, The Mechanic is insane, bordering on gloriously insane. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Brisk, brutal and unconcerned with collateral damage, The Mechanic doesn't pave much of anything new in the assassin-for-hire genre. But when it kills, it does so with style. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 to receive. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It'd be nice if Jason Statham and Ben Foster, The Mechanic's mentor/protege duo, could crack a smile. Once. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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 movies. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Like many action stars, Statham is good at cool brooding, but West's frantic style works against this. show more

  • 60
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The movie is crisp and contemporary enough to inaugurate another franchise for Statham. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Mostly, The Mechanic creaks and groans as it goes through the motions, and not even its lavish violence - which includes much smashing of heads and a nasty screwdriver stabbing - is particularly electrifying. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Short, fast and nasty, The Mechanic is considerably more fun than the rather lethargic original. show more

  • October 12, 2011 bg00000000103327
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    This movie is really innovative in the way the main character handles business...you\'ll never see it coming...ninja style...lol...great acting and wonderful action sequences...definitely worth the watch!!!

  • March 02, 2011 grace7007
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    Good movie Got to see it!

  • February 26, 2011 CHERYL
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    This was a GREAT movie!!!

  • February 19, 2011 sunnen1111
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    maybe some young kids liked this formulaic action flick. Extremely predictable with less dramatic ending than the original. Original Bronson movie was OK as a youn kid viewing it, ************ liek such a dated theme today with little originality

  • February 09, 2011 abiele7000
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    This movie is pure junk. Way over done on the violence, very predictable. If you want to see The Mechanic, then rent the much superior version starring Charles Bronson. And what is up with all the movies today. I use to be a weekly moviegoer, now it is hard to find a good movie that is worth seeing. It's like Hollywood has declared war on decent values, every nasty thing that pops into their mind they throw into a movie gratuitously. The Mechanic is another evidence of that.

  • February 07, 2011 Trinnigirl23
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    I love this movie. My Man and I went to see it. From start to ********* was just GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • February 05, 2011 RollingFan11560
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    wait for one it comes out on DVD, which will be soon!

  • February 05, 2011 FRITCHERSR
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    great movie

  • February 04, 2011 nch2cdrex
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    The Mechanic beats True Sh*t and I'm all about westerns.

  • February 01, 2011 Robin
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    Seriously - why bother with this new version? Watch the original with Charles Bronson and Jan Michael Vincent.

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