In Theaters This Weekend: The Mechanic

The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster, will open in theaters nationwide Friday, January 28, 2011.


Arthur Bishop 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 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 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.

The cats of The Mechanic includes Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn and Mini Anden.

The Mechanic received mixed reviews from the critics.

“Let’s not denigrate the term “action film” by applying it to the remake signed by director Simon West. This is a violence film, not an action film.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“Actually represents something of an improvement over the 1972 original.” -Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

“The Mechanic” tells a story as old as “Hamlet” in a style as new as unbaked bread. What’s the point?” -Roger Ebert, Chicago-Sun Times

“Statham is, in his understated way, a satisfying action star, stoically going about his business. Foster is just a flat-out good actor, as anyone who saw his work in “The Messenger” or “3:10 to Yuma” can attest.” -Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

Check out The Mechanic movie trailer below.

The Mechanic is rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

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