Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) basically plays a killing machine, a contract assassin who can kill people without remorse or blinking. The film’s story focuses on what happens when he is assigned to kill the man who taught him everything he knows, in other words his former mentor. Yet despite the fact he is a violent man who sleeps with a hooker, drinks and uses a lot of strong language, he feels the need to show an interest for his former mentor’s son. This makes for one of the few really good things about the movie and yet the very nature of what he teaches the son contradicts a lot of the good intentions he has. In addition, the need for revenge is a big theme in the movie.
This film is rife with profanity, bloody violence, sex and a ton of drinking. Therefore, we can’t come close to awarding the movie our Dove Seal.