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Machete Kills Reviews

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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
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
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
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 16, 2013
If you liked the first film, chances are you'll have a good time with this one. (If you sit through the new Romeo & Juliet remake, it's easy to mistake Machete Kills for genius.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 15, 2013
Basically, take a Screwy Squirrel cartoon, and replace the titular rodent with a unfailingly snarling Mexican.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
October 12, 2013
It's the gleeful combination of junk dialogue, "you've saved the world's ass", and inventive cartoon violence that gives the enterprise an oddball labour of love-feel. The affection's contagious.
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
October 11, 2013
If you don't like outrageous lopping off of heads and splitting of torsos, then don't see "Machete Kills".
Matthew Razak
October 11, 2013
The decision to put a trailer for Machete Kills Again... in Space! at the beginning of the film might have been a mistake since that looks better than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
October 11, 2013
A fearlesss exercise in rampaging WTF that may exceed your gaudiest expectations.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
October 11, 2013
Just don't expect a classic of American independent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
October 10, 2013
I found it to be an improvement over the original. The energy is higher, the action is crazier, and the humor is more evident. I had a hell of a good time with this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Travis Hopson
October 10, 2013
If there are boundaries of good taste to be followed, Machete Kills leaves them in a bloody heap
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Rafer Guzman
October 10, 2013
It's saved by an enjoyably loopy script, several surprisingly strong performances, and the inventive direction of Robert Rodriguez, whose low-budget creativity is a performance in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
October 10, 2013
Rodriguez knows his audience and how to pander directly to it
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Knight
National Post
October 10, 2013
Guns don't kill. Machete Kills!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
October 10, 2013
Look, it is as silly as it gets but it's a fun preposterous ride and I was locked in for the whole trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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