Any Excuse for a Killling Spree; ALSO SHOWING
Byline: by Jason Solomons
It doesn't take long for Jason Statham to take off his top in The Mechanic (15A) ** A lingering shot of the muscled shoulders and taut stomach has become the former diving champion's signature, along with stubble, guns and killing lots of baddies.
He is very good at this sort of thing and here he reprises a role originally taken by Charles Bronson in the Seventies: that of contract killer Arthur Bishop.
When double-crossing results in the death of his contact (Donald Sutherland), Bishop inherits an apprentice in the form of McKenna's wayward but vengeful son Steve (Ben Foster). Together they blow things up and shoot more people. …
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Publication information: Article title: Any Excuse for a Killling Spree; ALSO SHOWING. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mail on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: January 30, 2011. Page number: 88. © 2009 Solo Syndication Limited. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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