PLOT: Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.
Jason Statham and Ben Foster turn in enjoyable performances, but this superficial remake betrays them with mind-numbing violence and action thriller cliches. - Rotten Tomatoes
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead.
His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. A methodical hit man takes an impulsive student deep into his world and a deadly partnership is born. But while in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves. -- (C) CBS films
R, 1 hr. 32 min.
Directed By: Simon West
Written By: Karl Gajdusek
In Theaters: Jan 28, 2011 Wide
On DVD: May 17, 2011
US Box Office:$29.1M
ACTORS: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn