The Machinist

2004, Movie, R, 102 mins

The Machinist
Ultimately, there's less than meets the eye to Brad Anderson and Scott Kosar's Twilight Zone variation on SPIDER (2002), David Cronenberg's icy adaptation of Patrick McGrath's slippery novel of mental disintegration. But the film's persuasively doom-haunted atmosphere and star Christian Bale's astonishing transformation into an emaciated walking skeleton — he lost nearly a third of his normal body weight before starting the film — are hypnotic, in a roadkill, rubbernecking sort of way. Afflicted by insomnia and shedding weight daily, machine operator Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) is gradually drifting into a murky, waking-dream state in which everything simul...
Released: 2004 Rated: R Length: 102 mins

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