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Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) 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 (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. Written by
The security camera footage of Jason Statham at the gas station in the finale shows that the date is January 28, 2011. This was also the theatrical release date of the film. See more »
After Arthur's first hit in the movie, the (now deceased) victim is seen floating in the water, then suddenly, with help from Bishop, swimming forward. The camera pans underneath, showing Bishop's hands around the wrists of the corpse, but when seen from above, nothing is, as probably intended, visible. See more »
What I do requires a certain mindset. I do assignments; designated targets. Some jobs need to look like accidents. Others must cast suspicion on someone else. A select few need to send a clear message. Pulling a trigger is easy. The best jobs are the ones nobody even knows you were there.
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This movie is based on forgotten , but good 70's movie with Charles Bronson ("Once upon a time in the west"). The story is pretty much the same. There are some changes made , so even if you seen the original you shouldn't be bored.
The movie is quite well directed by Simon West ("Con air") . The action scenes are entertaining . Donald Sutherland ("Kelly's heroes") makes a short , but good performance. Unfortunately there are issues here that made me mad.
I didn't liked the orange-black colour that dominates the movie. There is FAR too many coincidences in the screenplay. The movie tries hard to impress the audience with the violence. It's completely unnecessary. This "Mechanic" misses the point of the original movie which was a sad and bitter story about hit men. There is no depth here , only violence . This movie also changes the ending , which makes the story completely pointless. It doesn't end like an adult movie , more like some MTV trash for teenagers. Well , this IS Jason Statham movie , so what could you expect ?
Better watch the original with Charles Bronson. It's a good and sad thriller/action movie. If you saw this one before the Bronson's original I still recommend you to see it . This one is not bad movie , but nothing really special . I give it 5/10.
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