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Inspirational Viewing – The Mechanic (1972)

5 September, 2011

As a remake of this had come out, I wanted to rewatch the original version of the Mechanic which I had seen many moons ago before viewing the new version.

It is a movie about a Mechanic, in the Organization’s sense of the term, in other words a professional killer.  Charles Bronson plays the title role with a world-weary air.  It is very much a movie of its times, with big American cars everywhere, an occasionally heavy-handed electronic soundtrack, 70s style and the sprawl of LA not quite as sprawling as it would later become.

Short Opinion: While it does suffer some pacing issues, The Mechanic is a superb movie about how a professional killer can operate.

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