The Machinist Reviews
Bale is a genius
Christian Bale's transformation is impressive as he lost 63 pounds for this film and literally became skin and bones. Up to that film Bale's screen persona was largely defined by athleticism and physicality. In the machinist he becomes a shadow of insomnia. The film is an alternative psychological thriller of great artistic value. It's end may be considered predictable but still it's cleverly given. Despite the efforts of Brad Anderson to impress through his direction, the film ends up being an absolute one man show by Christian Bale.
This psychological thriller has good plot to present, though it seems having very sophisticated screenplay its non tedious and curious plot building makes its viewers to sit with full alert and making them exited as 'Trevor' goes in search of finding the cause and unveiling the bothering devil within, the typical haunting thriller background scores and frame to frame intensity of the scenes adds some plus points to the winning scores, ''The Machinist'' is to be viewed to watch its unusual storyline and for Christian Bale's extraordinary performance.