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The Mechanic (2011)

The Mechanic

Overview


Genre

Action, Drama

Release Date

January 28, 2011

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

100 min.

Studio

CBS Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Simon West

Producer

Robert Chartoff, Rob Cowan, Marcy Drogin, Rene Besson, Irwin Winkler, David Winkler, John Thompson

Screenwriter

Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino

Starring

Story


Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead.

His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.

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Mini Anden stars as Sara in CBS Films' The Mechanic (2011)
Ben Foster stars as Steve McKenna and Jason Statham stars as Arthur Bishop in CBS Films' The Mechanic (2011)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Ben Foster
The Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Mechanic' - Arrivals
Jan 25, 2011
Ben Foster
The Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Mechanic' - Arrivals
Jan 25, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..there's not much new here..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..even on a second try, they can't get The Mechanic right..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..somewhat low-octane by today's action standards..”
by Brian Lowry [Variety]