Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Machinist: Maybe he should just cut down on the caffeine

One night without sleep and you’re probably a complete mess the next day. So imagine not being able to sleep for a year. Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) is living that nightmare in “The Machinist.” He’s so gaunt, the bags under his eyes look like they weigh more than he does. And you’re taken along for the ride as he loses his grip on reality. It’s an interesting character study and a satisfying mystery-thriller that keeps you guessing and wondering when Trevor will finally get some sleep. My Twitter review: An emaciated Christian Bale hasn't slept in a year and works at a machine shop. This can't be a good combination. 8 (out of 10)

"The Machinist"

Released: 2004

Rating: R

Length: 101 minutes

Cast: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian

Director: Brad Anderson

Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime

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