83

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Like its predecessor, Machete Kills is never less than busy with ridiculousness.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Machete Kills is gruesomely baroque trash staged with a kinetic freedom that is truly eye-popping, so you can forgive its lapses, like how it goes on a little too long. Rodriguez's only real sin as a filmmaker is that he wants to give you way too much of a crazy ultraviolent good time.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
You’re really going for Rodriguez’s retrohappy splatter: Intestines tangle in helicopter rotors, heads pop in spring-loaded decapitations, and there’s even a new fake trailer up top. Little is believable, and that’s exactly as it should be.
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70

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Kills tops the 2010 original by not giving a mierda about logic or character.
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64

Film.com

By William Goss
More focused and less preachy than its exploitation-riffing predecessor, the comparably shoddy Machete Kills nonetheless peters out in the homestretch (and, for some, surely sooner).
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50

Slant Magazine

By Chris Cabin
The films that Robert Rodriguez emulates here are known for similar unexpected narrative turns, but the crucial value that he misses is their actual cheapness.
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Machete Kills dulls more than anything. It's not that Robert Rodriguez's sequel lacks any of the camp or exploitative violence of the 2010 original. The mayhem has just become boring.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
The harder everyone tries to wring laughs out of the next hail of bullets or the next ridiculous plot twist or the next comedic decapitation, the duller the edge of the humor.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Those who love Robert Rodriguez's over-the-top Grindhouse-flavored spoofs will delight in this one but, ultimately, this is probably one Machete too many.
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40

Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
As violent as its predecessor yet noticeably duller and less outrageous, Machete Kills is dragged to the finish line entirely by its director’s madcap energy and an absurd cast of major stars in strange cameos.
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41 out of 100
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