Machete Reviews

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November 15, 2019
Machete, the man, the myth, the movie. Balls out, no holds barred, kick ass fun.
October 28, 2019
Machete feels alive on screen, made me laugh, made me cringe during some of its goriest moments and presented another side to an issue that the right has been politicizing unanswered for far too long.
October 23, 2019
It's hugely enjoyable, of course, and confidently treads the line between arch and kitsch.
May 9, 2019
The strength of "Machete" is the deep supporting cast, which brings lots of humor and fun to the project.
November 6, 2018
An enjoyable film, but whereas the original trailer was faithfully recreated, the array of stars (and most far from 'B-movie') detracts from the overall experience of a successful evocation of an exploitation film.
June 29, 2017
Everyone breaks rules in Rodriguez' universe, but his extreme film makes a point about the breakdown of law -- and the moral, ecclesial, and civil consequences on society. The Wild West is back, and what are you going to do about it?
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.
February 15, 2013
Machete is the coolest revenge-driven, gore-splattered, star-studded Mexploitation flick ever!
September 23, 2012
Basically what we have here is a very silly exploitation film similar to what Rodriguez did with his half of "Grindhouse."
November 5, 2011
... 105 minutes of ludicrous fun, but you can see the best parts in the trailer.
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.
June 29, 2011
It may be thin but it's fun and for some that will be enough.
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.
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.
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.
March 24, 2011
Robert Rodriguez... brings his A game to the Z-grade, revelling in the cheesiness and over-the-top violence.
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?
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.
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...
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.
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