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The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...
Chrstian Bale does a phenomenal job at playing a skeleton.
Christian Bale also does a phenomenal job at playing skinny guys, muscley guys, psychopath's and fat, flabby con men (american hustle).
From the minute the machinist started I knew it had a memento feel to it (the movie isn't entirely in order) and a fight club feel to it (the tone and the darkness). The machinist is one of if not my favourite Christian Bale movie, its got phenomenal performances (no need to mention Bale again) and has huge surprises at every turn (like fun) its so much fun and surprisingly entertaining, Christian Bale is probably my favourite actor, this is a guy who can act any part, do any…
I can't tell you how fat this movie makes me feel.
The tricky thing with this film is that if you do not let yourself be taken in by the tense and dreamlike atmosphere, this film will probably not work for you. For me, it was an engrossing experience from the beginning; haunting, intriguing and ultimately very surprising.
While the plot can easily be summarized in one sentence, it never detracts from the very strong narrative that drives it. We are slowly emerged in the disturbing state our protagonist is in and with him we descend into his pool of sorrows and troubles. For he is troubled and I love the fact that the film very effectively hides from its audience the exact nature of his woes.
This is an atmosperic…
Twelfth watch of Noir-Vember. If you are one of the people raving about Matthew McConaughey’s physical transformation for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, than I insist you give this a watch as well, because Christian Bale trumps McConaughey in every way by almost literally transforming himself in a living skeleton (it’s seriously sickening to look at). Trevor Reznik is machine operator in a factory with some rather unsafe security measures. The place is hazardous under normal circumstances, but as Trevor is slowly deteriorating under the forces of a very extreme form of insomnia, he lifts the factory floor to a red alert zone. The plot is an unsophisticated mix of an alternative thriller and a much too accessible mystery,…
One of the very first roles I had ever seen Christian Bale in aside from playing Batman. At the time, it was astounding to me that someone would physically transform themselves to such an extreme extent for a movie; I had never quite seen anything like it. I've seen this many times since then, and I always find both Bale's performance - and the film itself - to be equally fascinating and disturbing, and it has continued to hold up very well on rewatches over the years.
Bale has become one of my favorite actors ever since my first viewing of The Machinist, and this remains one of my personal favorite roles of his. The film has a perfect eerie quality and atmosphere throughout, and, as I've mentioned in previous reviews, I love mind-fuck films. This is no exception.
'Right now I wanna sleep. I just want to sleep.'
I'm pumped up, I sweat, and I'm feeling totally uncomfortable. That's the feeling I want to have after watching a psycho thriller. The Machinist is one of those movies. Once, you let yourself sink in that kind of scary and haunting atmosphere, you will definitely have an unforgettable experience. From time to time, it reminded me of some genre classics like Fight Club or Memento, and that is definitely a good thing.
I love the way, the story is told in here. The plot is kind of simple and can be explained in just one sentence, but that doesn't harm any of this dark atmosphere. It's far more the way…
Basically this is Fight Club but with anorexic Christian Bale. It was hella good though.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
My workmate recommended this movie, I should definitely ask her for more recommendations, because I have enjoyed this a lot.
I'm still trying to digest what I have just watched. Since the beginning I had a lot of theories in my head about what was going on.
I read somewhere that if you stayed a number of days without sleeping, you would die. That was my starting point, thinking he was dead (also, he was too skinny, it was painful to look at).
As the story progressed, none of my theories proved to be right, except for the part where the fridge started leaking blood and I guessed the hangman's word correctly: killer. I must confess, I felt smart.
Bom filme, boa fotografia, um bom thriller. O grande problema é não conseguir trabalhar o suspense da melhor maneira, deixando sempre pistas óbvias e muito claras.
The ending did weigh down the rating for a bit, but my god was this a great film.
The whole thing was great from start to finish.
Christian Bale's performance is something out of this world. The cinematography is bleak but has a meaning to it. The score is haunting. The directing is on point, and the meanings are there masterfully.
This is an intense and haunting film that is must be seen.
This movie is like if Hitchcock made a noir but listened to a lot of industrial music. I used to be all about this movie when I was in high school. It's still a solid moody flick with some cool twists and turns. Some of it is pretty ridiculous though.
Christian Bale y su más drástica adaptación de personaje (creo yo) en la historia de su carrera. La trama fue buena, aunque bastante predecible, siempre seré fanática de este tipo de películas con temática mental o de trastornos. Sin embargo esperaba algo más al finalizar. Más jocoso a mi parecer. Una nueva dominguera.
This movie had me at the edge of my seat until it gives a very disappointing ending. I felt very let down at the end after watching a fabulous movie from the very start.
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