Machete Reviews

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November 29, 2010
[A] tongue-in-cheek, knife-in-guts action thriller...
November 29, 2010
This gleefully excessive pastiche of an exploitation picture delivers everything promised by its own faux trailer.
November 29, 2010
Basically very silly and wastes the time of some talented celebrities (including Lindsay Lohan, as an addled nymphet). But it has its moments.
November 29, 2010
All set up and no punchline.
November 10, 2010
Machete is essentially a fabulously fun cheap-thrill ride of fights, chases, muzzle flash, sexy ladies and over-acting designed to please the genre-loving generation of filmgoers unfortunate enough to have been born after the demise of the drive in.
September 17, 2010
"Warped, violent, dark, funny, sexy. Great stuff."
September 7, 2010
The movie is ham-handed, repetitive, and rhythm-less -- a mess that's uglier than its hero and nowhere near as likable.
September 6, 2010
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.
September 3, 2010
Rodriguez plans "Machete" sequels. Here's hoping the next is sharper and cuts closer to the bone.
September 3, 2010
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.
September 3, 2010
Sorry, mis amigos, wrong decades. The modern B-movie would seem to be devoted to self-conscious fun. More laughs, but fewer real chills.
September 3, 2010
The pace is swift, the tone playful, the screenplay peppered with one-liners.
September 3, 2010
It's a movie that just wants to have fun. To a large degree, it succeeds.
September 3, 2010
[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.
September 3, 2010
Machete makes no apologies for its absurdities or silliness, making it an over-the-top thrill ride.
September 2, 2010
Brimming with infectious energy -- a well-made movie in the style of poorly made movies.
September 2, 2010
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.
September 2, 2010
Rodriguez combines sharp satire and timely political commentary with a decidedly B-movie ethos.
September 2, 2010
A loud, giddy, carnal blast from one of cinema's most relentless schlock auteurs.
September 2, 2010
The whole thing is monumentally gruesome and just as monumentally cynical, a riot of grisly clichs designed to titillate and amuse.
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