Machete Synopsis
A blade-wielding former Federale (Danny Trejo) seeks revenge against those who betrayed him.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's an unexpected end-of-summer tonic: a trash guilty pleasure with a healthy (if really violent) sense of outrage. It's also...
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Forget modulation, nuance or storytelling, this is a movie that hits hard from first to last, no questions asked or logic followed.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

A maniacal, over-the-top, daring, and insanely funny satire of the American cultus from Hollywood to Madison Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A gory, pulpy wink of an action thriller, was spun out of a parody trailer Rodriguez directed for the '70s-trash homage "Grindhouse" (2007)....
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Danny Trejo plays the long-haired, craggy-faced titular Machete with a combination of swift ferocity and baleful kindliness. And the ladies...
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By Ian Buckwalter
Machete works because at no time does it ever ask the audience to take any of this too seriously, yet the nudges and winks are never so...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The ensemble cast -- ranging from an Oscar winner (De Niro) and faded action star (Seagal) to a B-movie vet (Fahey) and tabloid fodder...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This unholy mess replaces the artful ambition of "The American" with torture, blood spray, kinky sex, twisted fun and a bizarro critique of...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
So now we have a full-length Machete movie, and it turns out that, as usual, less is more.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The whole thing is monumentally gruesome and just as monumentally cynical, a riot of grisly cliches designed to titillate and amuse.
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Biggest piece of GARBAGE I have EVER SEEN!

By Romangod7
I am a huge fan of Robert Rodriguez and I love the trilogy of El Mariachi, Desperado, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. I thought Machete was hateful, idiotic, putrid, ridiculous, assinine, dumb,...

A short sighted and violently bigoted movie

By outinfront
It's funny how those who cry 'intolerance', 'hate', and 'bigotry', are far more guilty of it than any of those whom they accuse. This movie was nothing but an hour and forty-five minute overtly far...

Five Word Review

By dogmovieman
Action packed bloody fun vengence...

Hollywod Premier

By wenkster
I was lucky enough to find free tickets to the Hollywod premier on line about 4 hours before it started at the Orpheum in Los Angeles last week. Robert Rodriguez is really cool and unique in...

Only an Idiot Would see any kind of redeeming value in this trash

By Demon Child
i had looked forward to this movie since the phony trailer. Unfortunatly it was nothing but an anti american, pro illegal immigration, with force if necessary. Most scenes painted americans as...


By gauges89
First off, i think its stupid how people are going into this movie for a serious plot, and are getting upset with the amount of gore and nudity, apparently they never saw the preview, or haven't seen...

..perhaps Robert Rodriguez’s most creative work yet!

By minpinman
Let's get a few IMPORTANT things straight.The title is “Machete”. Not “Love Story”, “Lassie" or even another Rodriguez film, “Spykids”. This is NOT FOR CHILDREN, it IS violent, bloody, w/nudity,...

Five Word Review

By jagger75
wild fun crazy action flick...


By FriskyLadouche
Man I wanted to like this movie It has alot going for it However the preachy aspect kept ruining it for me. I just wanted to dig some campy B movie mayhem, but they couldn't let go of the border...

Not good - very odd mix of a movie

By jknapp1005
Is perfecting the art of remaking bad movies art, or is it just pumping out lousy movies? This movie crosses the line to me. It also not also wastes the talents of great actors, but borders on...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Extremely violent "grindhouse" actioner isn't for kids.
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