• The Mechanic (2003)

The Mechanic

Release Date: August 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2002

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes on one of his victim's sons, Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent), as his apprentice. Arthur puts him through a rigorous training period and brings him on several hits. As Steven improves, Arthur worries that he'll discover who killed his father.

Cast: Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Keenan Wynn, Jill Ireland, Linda Ridgeway, Frank DeKova, Lindsay Crosby, Tak Kubota

Director: Michael Winner

Genres: Action

Production Co: Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Distributors: United Artists, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Cool , Gritty , 1970s , Transformation , Hotel , Girlfriend ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Charles Bronson, who has recently started to enjoy a long-delayed superstar status, is very good and slit-eyed as the mechanic, and the movie's premise is a nice one with a lot of neat twists toward the end. show more

  • 60

    Michael Winner keeps the tempo at fever-pitch despite deficiencies of feature’s opening sequences. show more

  • 50
    Time Out

    A glossy, violent, pointless movie from the team who later perpetrated Death Wish; mildly entertaining if you want to watch Bronson suggesting silent, brooding menace for the umpteenth time. show more

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