The Mechanic

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  92 min.
Release Date: January 28, 2011
DVD: May 17, 2011
Netflix: June 15, 2019

Current rating: Rating: 3.71
based on 334 votes and 110 reviews
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Cast: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Jeff Chase


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.

Director: Simon West
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Rob Cowan, Robert Chartoff, Irwin Winkler, Marcy Drogin
Screenplay: Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino
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  • 4 stars "It was good as these sequels are; always magical in every way!"
  • 2 stars "Statham just ouzes sexual energy and Foster is a great actor but boy this movie is bad..."
  • 2 stars "same old crap nothing new here"