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Machete Reviews

Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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This gleefully excessive pastiche of an exploitation picture delivers everything promised by its own faux trailer.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
Richard Roeper
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"Warped, violent, dark, funny, sexy. Great stuff."

Full Review Source: Richard | Original Score: 4/5

September 17, 2010
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The movie is ham-handed, repetitive, and rhythm-less -- a mess that's uglier than its hero and nowhere near as likable.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 7, 2010
James Berardinelli
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I have nothing against films that take political stances, but an exploitation flick? It's off-putting. I'd prefer to sit back and bask in the carnage and R-rated silliness.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 6, 2010
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Rodriguez plans "Machete" sequels. Here's hoping the next is sharper and cuts closer to the bone.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

September 3, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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It's basically a one-joke exercise heading toward the inevitable big battle between vigilantes and Mexicans. There's lots of gore, flesh and fun along the way, but it gets repetitious.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

September 3, 2010
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Sorry, mis amigos, wrong decades. The modern B-movie would seem to be devoted to self-conscious fun. More laughs, but fewer real chills.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

September 3, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The pace is swift, the tone playful, the screenplay peppered with one-liners.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 3, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's a movie that just wants to have fun. To a large degree, it succeeds.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 3, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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[It] may be a weird combo of speechy and pulpy but it's also what another all-star bloodbath, The Expendables, should have been -- self-aware, flashy and fun.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 3, 2010
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Machete makes no apologies for its absurdities or silliness, making it an over-the-top thrill ride.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

September 3, 2010
Eric D. Snider
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Brimming with infectious energy -- a well-made movie in the style of poorly made movies.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

September 2, 2010
Ian Buckwalter
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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 forceful that it feels like it's begging for your laughter.

Full Review Source: NPR | Original Score: 7.2/10

September 2, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Rodriguez combines sharp satire and timely political commentary with a decidedly B-movie ethos.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2010
Preston Jones
Dallas Morning News
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A loud, giddy, carnal blast from one of cinema's most relentless schlock auteurs.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4/5

September 2, 2010
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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The whole thing is monumentally gruesome and just as monumentally cynical, a riot of grisly clichés designed to titillate and amuse.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 2, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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There's a fine line between clever and stupid, as the Spinal Tap lads reminded us, and Machete grinds that line on a razor's edge.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Now we have a full-length Machete movie, and it turns out that, as usual, less is more.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

September 2, 2010
Tom Horgen
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's absurd, absolutely insane and a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 2, 2010
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's hard to think of another film this summer that offers such sheer anarchic fun.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

September 2, 2010
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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"Machete" is gratuitously smutty, sadistically violent, politically aware and somehow also politically incorrect. Put more succinctly, it is awesome, and delivers every goofy gory guilty pleasure "The Expendables" was supposed to but did not.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

September 2, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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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 Rodriguez's freest movie yet, and possibly his best.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 2, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It's often stylish and exciting, but the pile-up of cool kills, hot bodies, and other unprocessed bits of juvenilia doesn't add up to a good time.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

September 2, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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This unholy mess replaces the artful ambition of The American with torture, blood spray, kinky sex, twisted fun and a bizarro critique of U.S. policy on illegal immigration.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 2, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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At 105 minutes, Machete is at least half an hour too long for its own good.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2010
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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When Machete yields a weed-whacker as a weapon, there is a subtle beauty to it.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 2, 2010
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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See Machete for Trejo, who barely cracks a smile, or even an emotion, but makes grade-Z stoic invincibility cool again.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 2, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a Hispanic American version of a blaxploitation film of the Super Fly school, with bloody action, titillating nudity and a catch-phrase riddled script.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 1, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Trejo brings both playfulness and gravitas to the archly juvenile proceedings, even as codirector-cowriter Rodriguez treats him like a cutaway sight gag...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

September 1, 2010
David Germain
Associated Press
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The good news for fans: there isn't all that much downtime between the relentless action, which, after all, is what that fake Machete trailer promised, and what the audience has come for.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

September 1, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Robert Rodriguez returns to the grindhouse with this entertainingly over-the-top, ultraviolent exploitationer.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 1, 2010
Joe Leydon
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Wildly uneven as it doggedly strives (sometimes with obvious strain) to sustain a free-wheeling, anything-goes air of exuberant junkiness.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 1, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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Because there's no real character drama or consistent critique grounding the spoof, when Machete isn't laugh-out-loud funny, it's deadly boring.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 31, 2010
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