Movie Review: The Mechanic

This update of the Charles Bronson starrer The Mechanic features Jason Statham and Ben Foster, with Donald Sutherland co-starring.  Simon West brings us a slick film full of the prerequisite assassin film double-crosses… but I guess my problem with this version is that, although Foster’s character is a bit of a dick, we have every reason to root for him and not Statham.  Statham killed his father and lied to him.  It was an exciting journey, but one that left me unsatisfied.  And I like Statham, but there is only one Charles Bronson.




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