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The Machinist

Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sanchez-Gijon, John Sharian, Michael Ironside

Directed by Brad Anderson
Rolling Stone: star rating
5 3
Community: star rating
5 3 0
October 14, 2004

Christian Bale (American Psycho) dropped sixty-three pounds off his already trim frame to play a drill-press operator tormented by insomnia. Director Brad Anderson tightens the screws of suspense, but it's Bale's gripping, beyond-the-call-of-duty performance that holds you in thrall.

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