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The Machinist 2004

  • Brad Anderson
  • October 22, 2004
  • 101 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Thriller
A little guilt goes a long way...
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...


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My favorite movie off all time. #Rewatching

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This film builds slowly-- Extremely slowly. But through all of that, The Machinist is a behemoth in film, an account of insanity that allows no answers until the final moments of the film. Unless the methodical pacing so disgusts you as to ruin it, it rewards you with Christian Bale's best acting performance, and one of the best-written films of its decade.

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watchable & perhaps likable but sadly overrated. if not for creative shortcomings, the machinist could be a lot more than what it is: disappointing & largely unimpressive, namely from a lack of suspense.

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