A mechanic, in underworld parlance, is a highly-skilled contract killer. Possibilities of limning such a character are realistically pointed up in this action-drenched gangster yarn burdened with an overly-contrived plot development.
For the first few reels, footage is more a series of episodes # not always clear, at that # than carrying a sustained story line. Credibility is sometimes further strained during first half of film when Bronson oscillates between a typical hood at work and lolling in a luxurious apartment far removed from world of crime.
Michael Winner keeps the tempo at fever-pitch despite deficiencies of feature’s opening sequences.
Bronson plays the son of a former gang leader cut down in his prime, left a fortune but still associated with crime as a hired executioner.