The Mechanic

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Released 2011

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Director:
Simon West
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
Arthur Bishop 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 is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead.

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  • 50

    Variety Brian Lowry

    In essence, this one is the equivalent of the "B" movies that flourished during the original's era -- and it proves middling, and occasionally muddled, on almost every level.

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    An intriguing plot is established, a new character is brought on with a complex set of problems, and then all the groundwork disintegrates into the usual hash of preposterous actio...

  • 40

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    There's some limited entertainment to be found in a movie as insistently conflicted as The Mechanic, but the accretion of sadism, humorlessness and antediluvian sexual politics is ...

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