O que se diz lá fora sobre THE MECHANIC, de Simon West:
«An intriguing plot is established, a new character is brought on with a complex set of problems, and then all the groundwork disintegrates into the usual hash of preposterous action sequences.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«There's some limited entertainment to be found in a movie as insistently conflicted as THE MECHANIC, but the accretion of sadism, humorlessness and antediluvian sexual politics is finally more exhausting than enlivening.»
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.
«In essence, this one is the equivalent of the "B" movies that flourished during the original's era - and it proves middling, and occasionally muddled, on almost every level.»
Brian Lowry, Variety.
«As it is, THE MECHANIC is ham-fisted pulp, like Robert Rodriguez's MACHETE taking itself seriously.»
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.
«Like many action stars, Statham is good at cool brooding, but West's frantic style works against this.»
Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.