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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A sputtering remake in need of a more powerful recharge.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 01.27.2011
The result is just good enough to pass as an action flick you watch with the forgiving gaze that comes from too many beers and too little sleep.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 01.28.2011
The interplay between dry Arthur and crazy, caustic Steve is what makes the movie fun.Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, 01.28.2011
Statham is a model of control; he's steely and graceful in his action scenes, and his interplay with the wiry Foster delivers the goods.Bruce Diones, New Yorker, 02.06.2011