Based on 392 votes and 18 reviews
this movie is truly Amazing!! the people who don't like it are people who count the fast & furious movies as the best films ever. christian bales perfomances was phenomal. he deserved an not just losing 63pounds but for making this moving belivable. See it!!!!
I`ve watched this movie several times because I chose the machinist to be my movie analysis project in our psych nursing.... this is a unusual movie I`ve ever seen...
I like pie. I like red cars. This movie rocked!
If you are looking for something totally different from the ordinary car explosions and shootouts, this is the movie for you. Different, brilliant and extraordinary. The scene at the fair ride is carefully planned, it shows you through symbols everything related to the accident giving you the answer of the actor`s state of mind. just that at this time you dont realize it. Bale`s transformation is unbelievable, but that is the least relevant aspect of the film. i would say is the combination of the shadows, lack of light, music, and even the simple acting of the rest of the cast is enough to keep eveybody wandering till the end of the film. to
This is not everybodys type of movie. i however loved it. BALE WAS AWSOME
Very dark movie. Bale is brilliant, NOT because of the weight loss but because of his great acting.
The only thing which kept me going was the beautiful Dodge Ram Power Wagon. And, fortunately, they didn`t hurt it.
I thought this movie was great... It has a great story line... But dont expect much if your looking for scares.... More of a drama... Excellent acting...
he deserves an Oscar...amazing just amazing
I loved it....I have a crush on this guy,,too too cute,,amazing actor,,,anyone that can slim down so much is truly an inspiration .I loved his character and how he ate his pie n coffee .
I didn`t like this movie either. It was done well, just not my kind of movie. I liked `The Jacket better`. To be honest I was too freaked out to watch the entire movie. When he started walking with the little boy I didn`t want to know what happened so I turned it off.
one real good movie....people who are skeptic about todays generation of filmmakers....eat your words......posh movie...
i really didnt like this movie... it was really bad and strange
Excellent screenplay, superlative acting and wonderful cinematography. The story clearly sets the stage for the very appropriate and powerful conclusion. A must see for fans of pyschological thrillers.
Great movie!! I love it. It`s not a scary movie, it`s a sad story. Don`t see it in the theater, rent the DVD and watch it at home, use your feeling, u will be touched. Christian Bale is great!!!!!
Well directed, well written and what a performance by Bale. To create the dark dramatic undertones associated with his character, Christian Bale set a Hollywood record by dropping an unprecedented 63lbs. for a anemic total weight of 130lbs. to fit into the role. THIS WAS NOT REQUIRED. As a matter of fact, Bale personally had wanted to reach 115lbs. before producers intervened for his own safety! I won`t bore you with a regurgitated synopsis of the film, you can find that yourself, but if you think about Memento meets Fightclub meets Thinner you just might have the perfect description for The Machinist.
Christian Bale is an amazing Actor and he proves it so by losing 63 pounds to play this role. I wont say much about the movie because it would give away too much. However I will say this is not a movie to be missed!