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All audience reviews of The Mechanic

  • Needs repairing

    Gaurav Gadre

    Desimartini | Updated - February 10, 2011 08:41 AM IST
    3.2DM (210 ratings)
    The MechanicWatch trailerRelease date : February 11, 2011

    Jason Statham is well known for his 'masala' action flicks. From The Italian job to Crank, he has specialized in this genre. Although this movie would fall in one of his better ones, it still falls short of being a good movie. The movie has a tight screenplay and a good storyline but the execution falls flat.

    Arthur Bishop is a hit-man who has terrific expertise in killing people and making it look like an accident. The game changes when he is ordered a hit to kill his mentor, Harry. Arthur overcomes his emotions and completes the job. When Harry's son, Steve, requests Arthur to take him as his apprentice, Arthur feels obligated to do so. As the duo carry out several jobs, Arthur discovers that Harry was falsely accused and was a part of a conspiracy. Steve discovers at the same time that Arthur was the one who killed his father. Steven and Arthur kill the guy who ordered the hit on Harry and then Steven tries to kill Arthur but will he succeed.

    The movie revolves around Jason Statham's character. So if you don't like Jason Statham, there's a little chance that you will like this movie. The story and the screenplay are tight, but the director's execution fails. Every scene appears to be forced. The action is moderate considering that this is an out and out action flick.

    Acting wise Jason Statham does the exact same acting that he has been doing for all these years. Nothing new experimented. Ben Foster does a good job as Steve the apprentice.

    Writers Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino do a good job in carving out a decent story + screenplay. Simon West who had also directed Tomb Raider, fails to do justice to the screenplay and in the end drives the movie towards mediocrity.

    Reasons to watch
    1) Hardcore action masala.
    2) Member of Jason Statham fan club

    Reasons to skip
    1) Hate Jason Statham style movies.
    2) Poor execution.
    3) Not worth spending money on a ticket.

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