The Mechanic

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The Mechanic
A loose remake of the famous Charles Bronson film of 1972, The Mechanic is a guy who fixes things for powerful people, usually resulting in a dead body. After he is ordered to kill his mentor, he gets an unusual request from the man's son: he wants to learn the art of assassination. The boy does not know his new teacher offed his dad. Junior learns fast, but the bosses start to have doubts about the new team and decide they need to be eliminated. That's a big mistake for them of course. Expect plenty of high action and skiet, skop en donder.

93 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Action, Crime, Thriller.

Showtimes

Saturday night fever.
Saturday night fever.

Credits

Cast
Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden, James Logan
Director
Simon West
ScreenplayRichard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino
MusicMark Isham
CinematographyEric Schmidt
EditingT.G. Herrington, Todd E. Miller
Sound formatsDolby
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2011
Produced byMillennium Films, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction
LanguageFrequent, strong
NudityBrief, moderate
SexInfrequent, moderate
ViolenceFrequent, strong, psychological
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseAlcohol, cigarettes
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Munyaradzi Vomo quote iconA typical Statham plot
5
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky
10
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconThe 1972 thriller The Mechanic was not particularly good, so it's hard to explain all the effort expended to create a new version that's also not particularly good.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Mechanic tells a story as old as Hamlet in a style as new as unbaked bread. What's the point?
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe 2011 version of The Mechanic is superior when it comes to presenting action scenes and keeping the overall energy level high. It is noticeably inferior, however, on a psychological level, and the storyline suffers from several hiccups.
13
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
12
Metacritic.com
35 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
141 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconJason Statham and Ben Foster turn in enjoyable performances, but this superficial remake betrays them with mind-numbing violence and action thriller cliches.
11

What the People say

Internet
12237 Netizens quote iconAn all around entertaining action-thriller.
13

Average .. 50%

10

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