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Arthur goes after the killers of his close friend Harry. Harry's son also makes it his mission to find who killed his father so Arthur takes Bishop under his wing. They go deep into Arthur's world and a deadly mentorship is born.
Action Drama Thriller - Like most of Jason Statham's films, this is a violent action film
aimed at the male audience. Ben Foster also has a lot of screen time
as his sidekick but Donald Sutherland's role is very limited.
Violence, language, and sexual situations make thei fil
PROFANITY: 16 F-words, 12 S-words, 2 GD's, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Bloody shootings, brutal fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Chases, shootouts, fights, explosions. COMEDY: Some darkly comic lines.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average The Mechanic is adequate light entertainment for those who enjoy thrillers, but it is uneven and the underwhelming ending will disappoint those who enjoyed the delicious irony served up by its predecessor.
Roger EbertFull Review Average The film is well-made by Simon West ("Tomb Raiders"), a technician in the tradition of Michael Winner, who made the Bronson film. Directors like this must be very good, regardless of whether their films are worth making in the first place.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 46 moviegoers:
TEENS:They all loved "The Mechanic."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Very high reviews from both the males and females. Over half loved "The Mechanic," with most of the rest rating it very high. A few were slightly disappointed, but no one disliked it.
ADULTS:Very good, but not quite great, reviews from both the males or females. Close to half loved it but quite a few only rated it average, especially females. Fortunately, no one disliked "The Mechanic," so you will probably enjoy it, at least to some degree.