Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Mechanic (1972)

One of my all-time faves. An solitary high-end hitman takes a young protege under his wing.
First off, if you're a Charles Bronson fan, this is a must--one of his best. Michael Winner takes his time setting up the action, and things move nice and slow and violent, early 1970's style.
Jan-Michael Vincent plays well off Bronson and they develop a good chemistry. There's no dialogue for the first 15 minutes of the film, just Bronson setting up a hit. What's cool is Bronson's zen-like approach to killing his targets. Wax on Wax off. Good stuff.

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