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Mechanic: Resurrection

  • Drama
  • 2016
  • Dennis Gansel
  • 98 mins
  • 15

Summary

Hitman Arthur Bishop's arch-enemy Crain kidnaps his new girlfriend Gina and blackmails him into committing three assassinations in as many days, while making them look like accidents. Action thriller sequel, starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Sam Hazeldine and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Jason Statham goes one up on Charles Bronson by playing for a second time the craftsman-like hired killer Bronson first played in 1972's The Mechanic. As the title suggests, rumours of Statham's demise in that film's 2011 remake were indeed exaggerated, so here he's back again, looking leaner and meaner than ever, but, not for the first time in his career, stuck in a movie that's just not as sharp as he is. For one thing, it makes little sense for this paranoid, meticulous character to make himself vulnerable by falling for kick-ass charity worker Jessica Alba, thus landing himself in the grip of scheming Sam Hazeldine. As "the Stath" is forced into a series of near-impossible kills to keep her alive, the movie's soon stretching credibility in the name of spectacle. There's a fun cameo from Tommy Lee Jones as a hipster arms dealer, but for the most part this plodding, far-fetched bubblegum fare loses sight of what the ever-impeccable Statham does best: that is, playing a recognisably human individual with super-refined close-combat skills.

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Credits

Cast

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Arthur BishopJason Statham
GinaJessica Alba
Max AdamsTommy Lee Jones
MeiMichelle Yeoh
CrainSam Hazeldine
JeremyJohn Cenatiempo
FrankAnteo Quintavalle
CourierRhatha Phongam Yayaying
Natalie Stone "Reporter"Natalie Burn

Crew

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DirectorDennis Gansel

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2016-08-26
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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