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Machete (2010)

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After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

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The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! Written by rmlohner

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machete | set up | senator | revenge | mexican | See more »

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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3 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£90,423 (UK) (26 November 2010)

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£90,423 (UK) (26 November 2010)
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Trivia

Danny Trejo, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin and Tito Larriva, who are featured in the fake trailer featured in Grindhouse (2007), reprise their roles for this film. Fahey was also featured in Planet Terror (2007), which was written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez, the director of this film. See more »

Goofs

When Robert De Niro's character, Senator McLaughlin, is leaving the compound after Lindsay Lohan's character April arrives, the writing on the gate behind him is written backwards. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Federale Officer: [in Spanish; subtitled] We're federal agents, not martyrs. This is suicide. She's just another kidnap victim.
[holding up picture]
Federale Officer: What makes her special? Because she's a witness against Torrez? He probably has her locked up, drugged our of her mind. We don't have to do this!
Machete: If not us, then who?
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Before the end credits roll: "Machete will return in Machete Kills and Machete Kills Again." See more »

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Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Machete (2010) See more »

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El Rey
Written by José Alfredo Jiménez (as Jose Alfredo Jimenez Sandoval), Universal Music
Performed by Alan Martínez and the Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán
Arrangement by Fernando de Santiago
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Over the top brilliance
11 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Machete is one of those films that you know what to expect before you go in. It is understood that this is an exploitation flick, which will have excessive violence, sex and nudity. What pleased me most about this film, that as well as that (which should be minimal expectation before going in), it has a well told cohesive story and some real power house acting. I am a big fan of Rodriguez's earlier film, 'Desperado,' and Machete is similar to that; except where Desperado took itself seriously, this film has its tongue firmly in cheek and from this you get a lot of the humour - and it works. From start, all the way through to the finish, there is something happening that keeps you glued to the screen. Perfect to watch in a group, especially if some of them have a low attention span. Limits have been pushed and I love it. It is not excessive violence for random excessive violence sake; it's been thought about and works extremely well in regard to the story and tone of the film. I would describe 'Planet Terror' as a practice for what Rodriguez wanted that didn't quite deliver and Machete as the masterpiece - that delivers on all cylinders. I cannot recommend this film enough as a riotous laugh out loud, violent and engaging experience.


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