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Machete Kills Reviews

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J. Olson
April 15, 2016
The stunt casting is so poorly realized that actors pop in and out of the film at random, the story apparently stitched together according to actors' schedules.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mel Campbell
October 27, 2015
"Machete will return in: Machete Kills!" boomed the gritty voiceover dude at the end of Robert Rodriguez's 2010 Mexploitation parody. Three years later, we're reminded that it was a threat, not a promise.
Justin Gerber
Consequence of Sound
September 3, 2015
Everything looks artificial and achieved in post-production. Every shortcut is met to save money on budget and time.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
Danny Trejo is as far from stale whitebread as you can get. He's the real deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
June 27, 2014
An absolutely absurd action extravaganza. It's doubly crazy, chaotic and all kinds of ridiculous fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
February 12, 2014
The meta parody of Machete Kills is a self-congratulating exercise in overkill. Its onslaught of gags try so hard to be outrageous they become banal. It looks like it was way more fun to make than to watch.
David Edwards
Daily Record (UK)
February 7, 2014
If nothing else, Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse homage manages the herculean feat of making us feel sorry for Mel Gibson.
J.C. Mašek III
January 20, 2014
'Machete Kills' is 'Spy Kids' Meets 'Moonraker'... with Blood. Machete Cortez is back... and so over-the-top, he literally floats away.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Damien Straker
Impulse Gamer
January 19, 2014
An interminable bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014
Guns and explosions aren't that exciting when the plot hasn't sucked you in, and lacking the imaginative, spunky spirit of the original, Machete Kills just feels so much more laboured.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Prigge
November 14, 2013
It's a questionable gig that may become an endearing one by 'Machete X: Machete Goes Hawaii.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 8, 2013
Loud, fun, ultra-violent sequel to Machete, with unsmiling crater-faced Danny Trejo as the Mexican hero slashing and slaughtering his way to justice. Director Robert Rodriguez does what all good, trashy sequels do, which is to deliver more of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2013
Multi-tasker Robert Rodriguez sequelises his Machete, originally a joke trailer in Grindhouse, and manages one of his most messy and (even for this sort of nonsense) ludicrous efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 27, 2013
Uncompromised in its goofy cartoon vision of an insane world that doesn't realize it's reached a state of post-apocalypse, even though the bombs have yet to fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Martain
The Mercury
October 25, 2013
Machete don't text, but he does seem to have jumped a shark. The first film was great fun, but Machete Kills seems to have misunderstood its own joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
October 24, 2013
Machete was arguably Rodriguez's best movie, but MACHETE KILLS -- while still passable -- comes nowhere close.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
October 24, 2013
Over the top in every area and making good actors look bad at every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
October 22, 2013
"Machete" was fun. "Machete Kills" gives me a headache.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Simon Miraudo
October 20, 2013
The market has well and truly rejected the Machete franchise, as if it were salted toothpaste or phlegm-flavoured soda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 19, 2013
For those who enjoyed the surprise TV hit 'Sharknado' this summer and/or the original 'Machete,' here's 'Machete Kills,' a parody of old-time drive-in and generally sleazy movies that's a sequel to 'Machete' from a few years back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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