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The Mechanic Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A brainless and easily-forgettable thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 23, 2013
Somewhat faithful to the original, but a stupendously violent fiasco that weasels its way into being unlikable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 29, 2012
[Simon West] goes for headshots, stabbings and other dispatches that are the antithesis of modern PG-13 action filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
September 21, 2012
If you're looking for substance, character development, and an engaging storyline, you'll sadly be disappointed as this film is seriously lacking in all three of those areas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Leah Rozen
October 7, 2011
Statham, he of the chiseled physique and sexily receding hairline, holds his own here, doing what he has to in scenes and no more -- which is perfect for a movie like this.
Michael A. Smith
August 16, 2011
Statham has slowly become this generations' Bruce Willis, combining a quiet and sly screen persona with the ability to kick major ass when called upon
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 21, 2011
The Mechanic will be a decent time-killer for Statham fans, but it's another black mark against the name of director Simon West.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Axmaker
May 26, 2011
... a minor pleasure to see an action film that makes a virtue of lean, mean action stripped to the essence.
R. L. Shaffer
May 16, 2011
A passable, but emotionally empty, action film that fails to capitalize on its interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Grae Drake
May 6, 2011
Jason Statham is quickly becoming the 21st century's Bruce Willis -- I am convinced that when the apocalypse comes, the only things left surviving on the planet will be cockroaches and this Derbyshire-born bloke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It never pretends like it's going to be anything more or better than what you expect, and it never gives you anything less than totally entertaining gun blasting, car crashing and face smashing. Lots of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Una LaMarche
New York Observer
April 4, 2011
The Mechanic is like a Beretta loaded with blanks -- quick and brutal but ultimately empty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Pejkovic
FILMINK (Australia)
March 23, 2011
In the end, The Mechanic proves that while revenge is a dish best served cold, revenge movies are best served with fire in the belly.
Luke Ryan
The Vine
March 23, 2011
If you enjoy senseless and creative slaughter, the sound of gunfire, the sweet embrace of explosions and the well-muscled-testicle-like visage of Jason Statham, then this movie may well be for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anders Wotzke
March 22, 2011
Statham has my respect for two reasons: 1) he's one of the few remaining action stars who isn't claiming his pension, and 2) he has yet to star in a Disney movie in which he must babysit projectile-vomiting children.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Miraudo
March 22, 2011
Statham convincingly breaks faces with effortless ease. It's as if he studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute of Badassery. He is the Stanislavski of neck-stomping.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
March 21, 2011
Some slack was needed for hard edged thriller The Mechanic to truly blossom into a thing of brutal beauty, rather than the cold action film presented before us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2011
It's a boys' movie with a big bang finish
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2011
The assassin gets a conscience in this fast-paced action thriller that offers a few interesting twists between its huge stunts,"
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
March 6, 2011
Am I the only one who wouldn't mind seeing Jason Statham play something besides a coolly efficient butt kicking machine?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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