14% No Good Deed Sep 12
72% Dolphin Tale 2 Sep 12
88% The Drop Sep 12
89% The Skeleton Twins Sep 12
64% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Sep 12

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $10.2M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $6.5M
38% If I Stay $5.8M
20% Let's Be Cops $5.4M
36% The November Man $4.2M
28% As Above/So Below $3.7M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $3.7M
33% The Giver $3.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $3.2M
66% Lucy $2.0M

Coming Soon

92% The Guest Sep 17
95% 20,000 Days on Earth Sep 17
56% The Maze Runner Sep 19
53% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
—— A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19

Premieres Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11

New Episodes Tonight

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
46% Reckless: Season 1

The Machinist Reviews

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If Nine Inch Nails, Swans and Ministry ever loomed large in the landscape of your imagination, Anderson's gloomy aesthetic may exert a sour but lingering pull.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2011
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Until now Bale's screen persona has been defined by a graceful athleticism; here his physicality is repellent, yet he carries the occasionally creaky plot of Scott Kosar's unsettling screenplay to a resonant finish.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 24, 2011
Victoria Alexander

A brilliant, harrowing performance by Bale.

Full Review Source:

October 24, 2011
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's not necessarily a fun or loveable picture, but it is interesting and entertaining.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

January 9, 2010
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

With time as a buffer, it's now easier to see The Machinist for what it is: a labyrinthine leap down the rabbit hole into a nightmarish wonderland.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

May 18, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A brilliant psychological horror story, and excellent direction...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009

Here, shorn of every ounce of body fat, Bale is laid open like an autopsy specimen, and he easily gives his best performance.

Full Review Source: CHUD

February 27, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Bale is superb as Trevor, able to not only convey the wasted person within, but to avoid making his physical appearance the only thing we care about or notice.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Um angustiante pesadelo que, trazendo Bale numa performance corajosa e repleta de auto-sacrifício, funciona como um estudo poético sobre os extremos da culpa.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 15, 2008
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Christian Bale starves himself to near-death proportions in this trippy, creepy film about insomnia in the workplace.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: B-

June 21, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2006
Staci Layne Wilson

It's a somber, sometimes slow-slithering dark piece that's heavier on style than substance, but it all works.

Full Review Source:

June 12, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An intelligent, well-crafted picture.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

A few scenes into the gloom and you'll have a good idea what is generally up, if not the specifics, making the journey toward the eventual, inevitable twist fairly one-dimensional.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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One can't deny the dubious appeal of the spectacle of the skin-and-bone Bale, quite possibly endangering his health for the sake of his art.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An absorbing and eerie study of paranoia and psychological torment.

Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily | Original Score: 3.75/4

December 29, 2005
Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

Kosar has ... constructed an exercise in existentialism that is so literal it's a true feat that he was able to reign it all back in for the somewhat tidy ending of this film.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

It's like a film the Coen Brothers would have made, back when they still made good movies.

Full Review Source: Juicy Cerebellum | Original Score: 8/10

August 22, 2005
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

replacing phrase "going De Niro" with the phrase "going Bale" in many vocabularies

Full Review Source: Draxblog Movie Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

July 12, 2005
Jason Zingale

A clever, taut thriller that will have everyone guessing right up to its avant-garde conclusion.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 5, 2005
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