Explosive, vicious and thrilling, all the things that men like in a film are jammed into the 92 minutes of The Mechanic. The no-stop assassin drama kept me on the edge of my seat while bombs exploded, bullets flew, death defying stunts performed, knife fights, well you know what Crank was like, but count on double here. If you want to up your testosterone levels, then this is your kick-ass thriller.
Statham plays his brilliantly usual tough guy who’s relentless on getting his score no matter what it takes. I am a huge fan of his and he has never let me down on the screen. Here he makes me even more devout. Ben Foster expels a nasty persona as Steve making a great sidekick to Arthur. You can see in his face that every fight Steve gets into more fuel gets added to his hatred.
The Mechanic is rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity. Although the target audience is males, I could see a lot of women in the audience getting thrilled by it as well.
FINAL ANALYSIS: A killer action thriller. (B+)
Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn and Mini Anden
Directed by: Simon West (Laura Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air)
MPAA Rating: R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity
Genre: Action, thriller
Running Time: 1hr 32min