The Machinist Reviews

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July 30, 2015
Bale loves to play unordinary and difficult characters, this is no exception. Quoting Bale from "American Psycho" with "You can alway be thinner, look better" this quote does not withstand reality. Anorectic and schizofrenic Bale goes deep and hard into the illogical madness of the lost mind. No rest for the wicked, as his insomnia state burns his lifelines to the ground. Paranoia creeping far up his spine, where lights fades into darkness.
½ July 26, 2015
Engaging all the way through, with consistent cinematography, a disturbing plot and a dedicated main actor.
Super Reviewer
July 14, 2015
Christian Bale's dramatic physical transformation proves not to be the main attraction in this dark, gripping, slow-burn psychological thriller.
½ July 5, 2015
Bale is just amazing in this SLOW burning thriller.
July 5, 2015
awesome acting. Mysterious plot.
½ May 30, 2015
Predictable in places and unpredictable in others. You can really see the influences that came together to make this movie. It was good and worth watching.
March 9, 2015
'The Machinist' wants to be a smart, gripping, and unique psychological thriller and thanks to a powerhouse performance from Christian Bale - it succeeds.
½ May 25, 2015
Brad Anderson's film features a highly vested performance from Christian Bale. Too bad Anderson's movie is not worthy of the actor's level of commitment. At the end of the day, it is just unpleasant.
Super Reviewer
May 2, 2015
Way better than expected. Surprisingly, Christian Bale isn't the only one worth seeing here. Great film.
½ May 5, 2015
Strangely enough, a lack of sleep made the mesmerizing attention to detail much more riveting.
½ November 9, 2012
This is a masterpiece, no doubt. Bale in his best and his performance will resonate ever.
April 17, 2015
Atuação nota 1000 do Bale. <3
½ April 7, 2015
Amazing performance from Christian Bale elevates this already fantastically directed movie. Slow paced, yet worth the ride, with dark overtones all over it. 9/10
April 6, 2015
Christian Bale's performance highlights this atmospheric thriller that doesn't quite reach its full potential.
March 29, 2015
Christian Bale is incredible in this interesting work. And even though you may notice halfway through where the movie is heading, you still want to watch super-thin Christian Bale till the bitter end.
March 16, 2015
A very Hitchcockian feel of a movie that is superb in every way. Its so mesmerizing especially Bale's performance. The world for Trevor Reznik becomes nightmarish, dark and your drawn into his world of paranoia and loss, and you feel he is losing is mind, highly recommended.
February 28, 2015
Psycho thriller and mysterious story line that resolve perfectly. The script was floating around in Hollywood but the film could not be made. It is a movie that thinks, that is sensible, that makes a good point. It is not for your regular english psychopath. What happens when the guilt strikes? A nice guy, riddled (litterally) by guilt, cannot cope normally and looses memory and can't sleep anymore, and seems to lack apetite as well. We are made to wonder if he is a serial killer in his sleep at first. The script is exellent at keeping the mystery while making perfect sense psychologically in the end. This is a pearl of a film to be cherished by anyone with a conscience.
January 19, 2015
Great! Good story and well told. I thought Christian Bale's performance was excellent. It had just enough suspense to keep me guessing for a while as to what exactly was going on.

This is another movie that really didn't need to be rated R. It could have easily lost some language and nudity and made this interesting story more accessible. Definitely recommended for those who like darker dive into one character's failing psyche.
February 17, 2015
Watched this on 17/2/15
It isn't that original, but with a short running time, Christine Bale's overly committed bravura performance, fine cinematography and a psychological thriller touch, it's worth a watch and movie lovers will definitely love this film.
July 24, 2011
The Machinist would not succeed if it wasn't for Christian Bale, who keeps the story intriguing, and while the revelation at the end was very satisfying, a good portion of the movie is pretty dry.
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