Not at all what I expected. The trailers made this look much more like a horror film and not the dark (gristly, horrifying dark) mystery it is. Christian Bale was excellent, through the psychical transition he went through probably made the acting that much easier to accomplish. At one point in the film he gets down to 119 pounds. I was pleased that the Machinist is just as smart as American Psycho, the other film I knew Bale from. The film is a fantastic mental mystery.
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