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The Machinist Reviews

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March 12, 2013
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 24, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2011
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.
October 24, 2011
A brilliant, harrowing performance by Bale.
January 9, 2010
It's not necessarily a fun or loveable picture, but it is interesting and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2009
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.
April 29, 2009
A brilliant psychological horror story, and excellent direction...
February 27, 2009
Here, shorn of every ounce of body fat, Bale is laid open like an autopsy specimen, and he easily gives his best performance.
October 18, 2008
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.
August 15, 2008
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
June 21, 2007
Christian Bale starves himself to near-death proportions in this trippy, creepy film about insomnia in the workplace.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 12, 2006
It's a somber, sometimes slow-slithering dark piece that's heavier on style than substance, but it all works.
May 26, 2006
An intelligent, well-crafted picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
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.
December 29, 2005
An absorbing and eerie study of paranoia and psychological torment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.75/4
December 6, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2005
It's like a film the Coen Brothers would have made, back when they still made good movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 12, 2005
replacing phrase "going De Niro" with the phrase "going Bale" in many vocabularies
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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