The Mechanic Reviews
Posted 01.28.11 by reelz
Like The Rite, this remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson pic is exceeding late January release expectations.
"...more of the kind of character-driven suspense audiences often say they want. Whether they actually do remains to be seen in the weekend's grosses."
— Luke Y. Thompson, E! Online
"...it's bloody fun."
— Josh Modell, Onion AV Club
"While somewhat low-octane by today's action standards, the mix of revenge elements and the Statham-Ben Foster relationship should keep audiences off-balance and moderately involved..."
— Brian Lowry, Variety
"...The Mechanic is ham-fisted pulp, like Robert Rodriguez's Machete taking itself seriously. It's enough to make you want to see Jason Statham take a break from B movies and become the A-list character actor he deserves to be."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"[This] frantic, numbing redo of the Charles Bronson original is for hardcore [Jason] Statham and action fans only."
— Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
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