There are thousands of ways to kill a man ... just check his briefcase.
Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Tony Goldwyn, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden, James Logan
|Screenplay||Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino|
|Editing||T.G. Herrington, Todd E. Miller|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Millennium Films, Nu Image Entertainment GmbH|
|Violence||Frequent, strong, psychological|
|Drug abuse||Alcohol, cigarettes|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Munyaradzi Vomo A typical Statham plot
Mark Keizer The 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.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The Mechanic tells a story as old as Hamlet in a style as new as unbaked bread. What's the point?
James Berardinelli The 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.
Tomatometer Jason Statham and Ben Foster turn in enjoyable performances, but this superficial remake betrays them with mind-numbing violence and action thriller cliches.
What the People say
12237 Netizens An all around entertaining action-thriller.
Average .. 50%