The Mechanic

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"Someone has to fix the problems."
  • R
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.5  (170,764)
  • 49

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a skilled hitman who works alone, efficient and ruthless. He takes on a new apprentice, Steve (Ben Foster), after his mentor and friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered. Steve is the son of one of Arthur's previous victims, and he seeks revenge against those responsible for his father's death. Arthur teaches Steve the tricks of the trade, including how to create fake accidents and cover up murders to make them appear natural. Steve is a quick learner, but his emotions get in the way of his work, causing Arthur to put him to the test with a difficult job. The two must assassinate a trio of international arms dealers in order to stop them from supplying weapons to terrorist organizations.

As Arthur and Steve carry out their mission, they encounter unexpected obstacles, from betrayal to an uncontrollable chain of events that leads to a dangerous confrontation with their targets. The hitmen must rely on their instincts and skills to survive and complete their mission.

Throughout the movie, there are flashbacks that reveal Arthur's personal life, showing him to be detached and solitary, with a deep sense of loss for his past. This emotional burden leads him to question his future as a hitman, and he begins to consider leaving the business.

In addition to the action-packed storyline, The Mechanic also explores themes of morality and loyalty, as Steve struggles with his desire for revenge and his loyalty to Arthur, and Arthur questions the moral implications of his work.

The movie features intense fight scenes and thrilling chase scenes, with Statham and Foster demonstrating their physical abilities and skill with weapons. The two actors have great chemistry on screen, and their characters' relationship evolves throughout the film.

Overall, The Mechanic is a gripping action-thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats with its fast-paced plot and dynamic performances by Statham, Foster, and Sutherland.

The Mechanic is a 2011 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 49.

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    6.5  (170,764)
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