Free Great Movies Review

  •  (3.5 out of 5 stars)

Follow the code of the hitman! You didn't know assassins live by a code? Well Charles Bronson is here to teach you and Jan-Michael Vincent about the rules to being a great killer. This film is not about auto mechanics! "Mechanic" is just another term for hit man! Bronson plays top assassin Arthur Bishop who obeys the rules and lives a lavish lifestyle, but the stress of being a killer is getting to him. Bishop takes hip, young kid Steve (Jan-Michael Vincent) under his wing to become a hit man. Director Michael Winner does a fine job of keeping the scenes moving, as Bishop and Steve pal around 1970s Los Angeles, and Bishop teaches him the way of the hit man. The film reaches its climax in Italy and it's a great action set piece. The characters aren't too complex, but Michael Winner's direction is taut and thrilling. The film is definitely worth watching if you're a fan of Bronson and Winner's other collaborations such as Death Wish (1974).

(Summary from Wikipedia)

More Like The Mechanic