Review | The Mechanic

Entertainment Jan. 25, 2011 AT 12:52PM
Review | The Mechanic Credit: CBS FILM INC.

Opens Friday 1/28

Us Rating: **

An assassin (Jason Statham) gets tricked into killing his friend (Donald Sutherland), then takes on the man's troubled son (Ben Foster) as an apprentice in this gory action movie. Statham plays it gruff and tough as usual -- he could use a bit of Bruce Willis' charm -- but Foster (3:10 to Yuma) terrifies as the unhinged youth. Still, the film has over-the-top violence, too many explosions and barely a hint of humor.

--BRADLEY JACOBS

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