The Machinist


The hero of this dark mystery thriller is a blue-collar machinist. A year ago, he played a part in an accident which amputated a colleague's hand. Unable to come to terms with his actions, he has been suffering insomnia ever since, and has lost a lot of weight. He comes to believe that there is a plot against him, including imaginary co-workers and weird post-it notes hinting at his death. As his sanity slips away, he tries desperately to solve the puzzles.

101 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

American slimmer...
American slimmer...

Credits

Cast
Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside
Director
Brad Anderson
ScreenplayScott Kosar
MusicRoque Baños
CinematographyXavi Geménez
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorUIP
Made in2004
Produced byCastelao Producciones S.A., Filmax Group

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently strong
NudityOnce off, naked breasts — no lingering close-ups
SexImplied, e.g. fellatio
ViolenceBrief, realistic, in context
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.



Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Tanya Farber
14
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenburg
15
Cape Times
Kevin Thomas
15
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
16
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Jamie Russell
10
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
18
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15

What the People say

Internet
14463 Netizens
15

Average .. 71%

14




Xax International logo
 Xax International
 2019
 All rights reserved.