Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Machinist Movie Review

I would advise you to see The Machinist if for only one reason: To see a skeletal 120 pound Christian Bale. Holy crow that guy dropped a ton of weight!

Aside from that, it tells an interesting tale. You begin by thinking that this is going to be a Fight Club like story - the guy can't sleep and develops a crazy, killing alter ego. In fact, the film telegraphs this so clearly early on that I was prepared for a snooze fest. But what's brilliant is that the film sets you up to believe one thing and then rips the carpet out from underneath your feet. I don't want to say too much because this is one you don't want to have ruined for you.

Christian Bale and the rest of the cast put in excellent performances in this dark character study. 

1LR Review: 17 out of 20 - It's a Solid Hit!

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