Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Mechanic Reviews

3.0

49

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    Brisk, brutal and unconcerned with collateral damage, The Mechanic doesn't pave much of anything new in the assassin-for-hire genre. But when it kills, it does so with style.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    As it is, The Mechanic is ham-fisted pulp, like Robert Rodriguez's "Machete" taking itself seriously.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Like many action stars, Statham is good at cool brooding, but West's frantic style works against this.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Mr. Statham, the specialist in English tough guys who was so affecting in "The Bank Job," has more to offer than The Mechanic has the grace to receive.

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