Machete Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 13, 2013
First and foremost, this is a badass action film, with not only ever-badass Trejo doing ever-badass things, but everyone in the cast gets their badass moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
Machete is the coolest revenge-driven, gore-splattered, star-studded Mexploitation flick ever!
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 23, 2012
Basically what we have here is a very silly exploitation film similar to what Rodriguez did with his half of "Grindhouse."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
... 105 minutes of ludicrous fun, but you can see the best parts in the trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
At the end there's the humorous promise of sequels, but if Machete is a neat, bloody full-stop on the mainstream Mexploitation genre Rodriguez has done so much to resurrect, it's a fine one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
It may be thin but it's fun and for some that will be enough.
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 8, 2011
It's taken 15 years and umpteen billion supporting tough guy roles, but Robert Rodriguez has finally managed to make a major studio film starring Danny Trejo.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
It's a big, messy, gloppy red bucket of fun, but it falls short of the impact of the Grindhouse punch by this much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Barnard
Future Movies UK
April 2, 2011
Yes it's a lot of fun and great to see such an illustrious cast get in on the act of making lowbrow cinema with a smile on their face, shame the cult element remains and only fans of the grindhouse genre will be fully engaged from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Neal
The Standard
March 24, 2011
Robert Rodriguez... brings his A game to the Z-grade, revelling in the cheesiness and over-the-top violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
Social commentary, you ask? Quite how can a film centrally preoccupied with Danny Trejo stabbing and shooting people and having sex with lots of women have any sort of pretension to political currency?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 16, 2011
Starts out strong but things get a little wonky toward the finale. Sadly, the film is far too married to the faux trailer footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
January 9, 2011
[Robert] Rodriguez's politics are right on the surface and about as complex as the film's revenge plot, a kind-of populist response to the anti-immigration rhetoric...
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
December 28, 2010
Turning all known manifestations of the classic western on their heads when not simply decapitating them in droves, Machete detonates the battle around immigration like no Tea Party rally ever could, in this get even bilingual guerrilla warfare satire.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 2, 2010
While it's riotously entertaining, there's nothing much to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
November 29, 2010
The film has some outrageously enjoyable set-pieces, but overall, the convoluted plot and Rodriguez' agenda spoil the fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
November 29, 2010
[A] tongue-in-cheek, knife-in-guts action thriller...
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
November 29, 2010
This gleefully excessive pastiche of an exploitation picture delivers everything promised by its own faux trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
November 29, 2010
If your taste is for exploitation-style B-movies with an abundance of decapitations then director Robert Rodriquez's Machete is for you...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 29, 2010
A loving homage to the B-movies that played in fleapit cinemas in the 70s, replete with oodles of violence, gore and gratuitous nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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