The Machinist details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Reg E. Cathey, Anna Massey|
|Collections:||2011's Top Films, Christian Bale Films, Crazy Corner, Decades: 00s, Edge of Your Seat, Find the Joker, HD Thriller, HD Thriller Movies|
|1hr 37 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Cult Classic!By Alistair McFarlane from Leeds, England , 25 Mar 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Christian Bale looking his worst and acting at his best. If you like films that make you think, then this film is awesome and not to be missed. Though it's sinistercism will mean it's not everybones cup of tea.
Scarred throughout with an underlying dark feel to it. The machinist takes you into the mind of Bale's charachter Trevor who suffers from extreme insomnia. As the film progresses it allows you and Trevor to simultaneously unravel the trail of clues leading to the cause of his insomnia. The backdrop of the average dull toned town that he lives in adds even more realism to this must see film.
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film making doesn't get much betterBy henrymax (2 reviews) , 28 Sep 2012Christian Bale is superb and really acts his heart out. The plot is puzzling, but keeps you glued to the screen. as you feel for his character. The ending is a sort of surprise but explains the film. A film everybody should see.
Gripping stuffBy Sideplates (72 reviews) from Dursley , 26 Sep 2012This is an intense film and no mistake. Christian Bale is amazing as the emaciated Machinist in question, who hasn't slept for over a year and is haunted by the memory that he has done something terrible but can't remember what. Clues and red herrings pepper his life, but he can't seem to piece it all together and his lack of REM sleep brings into question what is real and what is hallucination. Finally the awful truth is revealed in a tense and dreadful climax.
Has You Wondering Right Up to The EndBy a customer , 23 Sep 2012A dark but gripping film that had me not wanting to miss a moment. Cleverly made and some really nice acting from Mr Bale (and others). I guess that liking a film or not is all a matter of opinion, but those who are slating this film should probably find something with a nice car chase in it. It isn't Star Wars and it isn't The Driver. Think Hitchcock then go a little darker.
Dark but had to watch it to the end!By Lesmo (1 review) , 14 Sep 2012Didn't like this film personally, found it dark and depressing and weird. I've been told that Christian Bale shed about 5 stone for this film and he only weighed 6 stone and something - I can believe it because he looks anorexic in this film. The acting was good it's just personal choice whether you like this type of film or not, I can see from other reviews that loads of people thought it was a great film. I think even if you don't find it to your taste you would still appreciate the excellent portrayal of a man on the brink of a total breakdown - sleep deprivation does eventually break you that's why it has been used as a form of torture in the past so I can understand how it damaged him so much - I did sympathise with the character he played, because he looked so wretched.
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how not sleeping makes u lose weight, and your mind!By jagsyjags (6 reviews) from Devon , 13 Sep 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAlways been interested in watching this movie mainly bcos i heard about how much weight Bale had to lose for it. Actually kept me enticed right till the end. Reminds me a bit of the Fight Club/ Tyler Durden alter ego sub plot. Defo worth a watch and has some good twists and turns. Music for film is abysmal, but maybe that makes it more atmospheric?!