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The Machinist (2004)



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4.5 out of 10 Haunting
Barbara from Cork, 11 Jul 2007
Trevor Reznik is an industrial worker who hasn't slept for a year. He is haunted by dreams and the appearance of a strange co-worker nobody else seems to believe exists. An unusual film, definitely not your regular Friday night entertainment. If you are a Christian Bale fan, you will probably find this one hard to watch. He lost about 60 pounds for the role and looks like a skeleton. Very intense film, haunting and a great character study. 9/10.
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4 out of 10 Gripping
Blanaid from Dublin, 27 Jan 2012
The movie was dark, almost like a horror. You are trying to guess the outcome all the way along and it keeps the mystery going. It holds your attention and the conclusion makes sense. have always heard good reviews of this film and can say that it does not disapoint.
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5 out of 10 brilliant!
A member from Dublin, 01 Mar 2008
I'm a huge fan of the director Christopher Nolan and this is no ordinary film. Christian Bale shines here and the shocking revelation in the end was worth every minute!
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3 out of 10 Good
Klair from Dublin, 08 Dec 2008
Brilliant acting from Christian Bale!! A very "fight club" type feel to this movie, i.e is this real or his imagination!! Good movie, if a bit confusing at times!!!
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1.5 out of 10 The Skinniest
Ciaran from Dublin, 21 Apr 2010
Thin as a rail Bale delivers a great performance as a man losing the plot. Well backed up by the assorted co-players.
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A little guilt goes a long way... Having not slept for a year, lathe operator Trevor Reznick (Christian Bale) is dying of insomnia. Why he can't sleep, he can't remember. His every waking minute has become an unrelenting nightmare of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror; each of which is part of an escalating series of clues that will lead him to the source of his mysterious affliction... Method actor Christian Bale, who favours total immersion in the roles he plays,...

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