The Mechanic parents guide

The Mechanic Parent Guide

Release date January 28, 2011

Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a professional assassin known as a mechanic. When the man (Donald Sutherland) who taught him the business is killed, Bishop agrees to help his mentor's son (Ben Foster) learn the trade so they can seek revenge together.

Why is The Mechanic rated R? The MPA rated The Mechanic R for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

Run Time: 94 minutes

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Why is The Mechanic rated R? The Mechanic is rated R by the MPAA for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Visually explicit portrayals of violence.

- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Brief graphic portrayals of torture.

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Depictions of shooting, stabbing, beating, fighting, explosions and car crashes.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayals of sexual activity.

- Brief breast and buttock nudity seen in a sexual situation.

- Simulated sexual activity.

- Implied sexual activity.

- Mild sexual references.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity and mild cursing.

Drug and Alcohol Use

- Substance abuse.

- Frequent smoking.

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Cast and Crew

The Mechanic is directed by Simon West and stars Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Mechanic movie is May 17, 2011. Here are some details…

The Mechanic releases to home video on May 17, 2011.

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Jason Statham’s career has been largely made playing gun-toting characters. He can be seen in the Transporter Franchise and as a handsome criminal in The Italian Job.