• The Mechanic (2011)

The Mechanic

Release Date: January 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: May 17th, 2011

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

One of an elite group of assassins, Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) may be the best in the business. Bishop carries out his assignments with precision, detachment and adherence to a strict code, but when Harry (Donald Sutherland), his close friend and mentor, is murdered, Bishop vows revenge. Harry's son (Ben Foster) comes to him with vengeance in his heart and a desire to learn Bishop's trade, signaling the birth of a deadly partnership.

Cast: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden, James Logan, Eddie Fernandez

Director: Simon West

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Nu Image, Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Distributors: CBS Films

Keywords: 2010s, Pursuit, Son, Tense, Death, Hotel, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Mark JenkinsNPR

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

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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