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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
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
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.
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
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
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,"
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 4, 2011
A serviceable, if brutal assassin action pic whose formula flaws are easy to overlook with Jason Statham and Ben Foster involved.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 24, 2011
A substantial improvement over its impossibly dull predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 7, 2011
Its black heart is in the right place.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
February 7, 2011
Statham is a model of control; he's steely and graceful in his action scenes, and his interplay with the wiry Foster delivers the goods.
February 6, 2011
Ramping up the action, and forsaking a bit of credibility, may seem like a cop-out, but it's an enjoyable one all the same, albeit, hardly groundbreaking as action films go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Tennis
February 6, 2011
The Mechanic provides a killer fix for a boring afternoon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
February 6, 2011
takes a few moments for social commentary in the form of a zaftig cult leader with a weakness for double-fudge cake and 18-year-olds, but the point of the exercise is a rollicking good time
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
February 1, 2011
Exceedingly violent action remake also has sex, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
February 1, 2011
Nobody delivers the action thriller goods better than Jason Statham
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mike Scott
January 31, 2011
Like the original, it is a moody, atmospheric film, one boasting significantly more depth than your typical blow-'em-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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