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Machete -- After being betrayed by the organization who hired him, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

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Writers:
Robert Rodriguez (written by) &
Álvaro Rodríguez (written by)
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Release Date:
3 September 2010 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He was given an offer he couldn't refuse... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Danny Trejo ... Machete Cortez

Robert De Niro ... Senator John McLaughlin

Jessica Alba ... Sartana

Steven Seagal ... Rogelio Torrez

Michelle Rodriguez ... Luz

Jeff Fahey ... Michael Booth

Cheech Marin ... Padre

Don Johnson ... Von Jackson

Shea Whigham ... Sniper

Lindsay Lohan ... April

Daryl Sabara ... Julio
Gilbert Trejo ... Jorge

Ara Celi ... Reporter

Tom Savini ... Osiris Amanpour

Billy Blair ... Von's Henchman

Felix Sabates ... Doc Felix

Electra Avellan ... Nurse Mona

Elise Avellan ... Nurse Lisa

Marci Madison ... Nurse Fine
Vic Trevino ... Federale Officer

Mayra Leal ... Chica (Naked Girl)

Alejandro Antonio ... Chief

Juan Gabriel Pareja ... Rico (as Juan Pareja)
Alicia Rachel Marek ... June (as Alicia Marek)

Jason Douglas ... Patrolman #1

Mitchell Lance Adams ... Patrolman #2

Brent Smiga ... Sniper's Henchman

Chris Warner ... Hospital Security Guard

Jim Henry ... Guard

Tina Rodriguez ... Tristana
Roland Ruiz ... Luis

Greg Ingram ... Cristos
Tito Larriva ... Culebra Cruzado
Cheryl Chin ... Torrez's Henchwoman (as Cheryl 'Chin' Cunningham)

Hugo Perez ... Driver (Van)

Nina Leon ... Machete's Wife

Doran Ingram ... Billy's Henchman
James Brownlee ... Henchman

Nimród Antal ... Booth's Bodyguard #1 (as Nimrod Antal)

Alcides Dias ... Bodyguard #2 (as Al 'Train' Dias)

Dimitrius Pulido ... Bodyguard #3

Scott Jefferies ... Bodyguard #4

Edgar Arreola ... Dishwasher #1
Tommy Nix ... Dishwasher #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rose McGowan ... Boots McCoy (scenes deleted)

Corina Calderon ... Poolside girl (uncredited)
Joseph Campos ... (uncredited)
JenelleRae Cardenas ... Mexican Protestor (uncredited)
D.J. Castillo ... Day Laborer (uncredited)
Andy Clark ... Militia Man (uncredited)

Martina Griffin ... Protester (uncredited)
David Karave ... Mclaughlin's Videographer (uncredited)

Stacy Keach ... Doc Franklin (uncredited)

D.J. Morrison ... Dignitary (uncredited)

James Parks ... Edgar McGraw (uncredited)
Michael Patrick ... Mulisha Man (uncredited)
Jaime De La Rosa ... EMT (uncredited)

Cory Scarborough ... Mumble (uncredited)
Mary Skaggs ... Hairdresser to Senator McLaughlin (uncredited)

Scott A. Stevens ... Senator McLaughlin Supporter (uncredited)

Gary Teague ... Militia Member (uncredited)

Matthew Tompkins ... Guard #2 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ethan Maniquis 
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Writing credits
Robert Rodriguez (written by) &
Álvaro Rodríguez (written by)

Produced by
Ashok Amritraj .... executive producer
Elizabeth Avellan .... producer
Alan Bernon .... executive producer
Ed Borgerding .... executive producer (as Edward Borgerding)
Alastair Burlingham .... co-executive producer
Dominic Cancilla .... co-producer
Jerry Fruchtman .... co-executive producer
Peter Fruchtman .... co-executive producer
Jack Gilardi Jr. .... co-executive producer
Anthony Gudas .... co-executive producer
Myles Nestel .... executive producer
Darby Parker .... co-executive producer
Tom Proper .... associate producer
Steve Robbins .... co-executive producer
Robert Rodriguez .... producer
Rick Schwartz .... producer
Michael Z. Gordon .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Chingon 
 
Cinematography by
Jimmy Lindsey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Rebecca Rodriguez 
Robert Rodriguez 
 
Casting by
J.C. Cantu 
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Christopher Stull  (as Chris Stull)
 
Set Decoration by
Bart Brown 
 
Costume Design by
Nina Proctor 
 
Makeup Department
Lauren Andersen .... makeup assistant
Angela Angel .... assistant makeup artist
Becki Drake .... assistant makeup artist
Doug Field .... key special effects makeup
Meredith Johns .... special effects makeup department head
Ermahn Ospina .... makeup department head
Gary Pawlowski .... moldmaker
Nancy Rankin .... special makeup effects assistant
Joe Rivera .... hair department head (as Joe E. Rivera)
Alissa Shores .... special effects makeup assistant
Charles Yusko .... assistant hair stylist
Michaela Farrell .... additional special effects makeup artist (uncredited)
Missy Lisenby .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Missy Lisenby .... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dominic Cancilla .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vanessa Gaitan .... second second assistant director
Susan Jasso .... second assistant director (as Susana Jasso)
Elion Olson .... assistant director
David Rimer .... first assistant director (as David Vincent Rimer)
Jeff Guerrero .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David Michael Abelman .... scenic charge
Ted Altman .... props
Kevin Blosser .... property master assistant
Yvonne Boudreaux .... production designer assistant
Rodney Brown .... general foreman: prep
Brandon Campbell .... props
Tom Christopher .... leadman
Chris Clayton .... set dresser
Chris Combs .... set dresser
Christopher Corona .... graphics assistant: Troublemaker Digital
Debbie Cortez Haber .... art department coordinator (as Debbie C. Haber)
Tim Dingle .... scenic artist
Melanie Ferguson .... on-set dresser
Ken Gaston-Kilgore .... set dresser (as Kenneth Gaston-Kilgore)
Juliet Guimont .... scenic foreman
Mark Gutierrez .... utility technician
David Hack .... leadman (as David S. Hack)
Garry Kirks .... construction foreman: shoot
Marcus LaPorte .... props fabricator
Timothy W. Lobdell .... carpenter (as Tim Lobdell)
Andy McCauley .... carpenter
Sun C. McColgin .... carpenter
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator: prep
Richard M. Moore .... construction coordinator: shoot
Tyler Noel .... painter
Scott Perez .... set dresser
Rob Perkins .... set painter
Ronald Perkins .... construction foreman: Filmdekor Set Construction
Scott A. Reeder .... property master: prep
Jonathan Shaffer .... property master: shoot
Corissa Smith .... painter
Tyler J. Smith .... property master assistant
Gary Strube .... carpenter (as Gary D. Strube)
Kurt Volk .... graphic designer: Troublemaker Digital
Mike Walker .... painter
Desirae Wallace .... art department assistant
Michael E. Wilks .... property master assistant
Phillip Williams .... utility technician
Koen Wooten .... storyboard artist
George Yepes .... artist
Susan A. Benson .... prop fabricator (uncredited)
Forest Fagan .... props (uncredited)
James R. Hall .... additional graphics (uncredited)
David Karave .... set props assistant (uncredited)
Walter Schneider .... scenic artist: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... production sound mixer
David Bach .... adr editor
David Bach .... dialogue editor
Clark Crawford .... apprentice sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... dolby sound consultant
Brad Engleking .... dialogue editor
Brad Engleking .... sound re-recording mixer
Paula Fairfield .... sound designer
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor
Alan Freedman .... adr recordist
Catherine Harper .... foley artist (as Catherine A. Harper)
William Jacobs .... sound designer
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Rob Johnson .... sound editorial assistant
Darrin Mann .... foley mixer
Christopher Moriana .... foley artist
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Tim Rakoczy .... foley editor
Tim Rakoczy .... supervising sound editor
Sergio Reyes .... mixing stage consultant
Robert Rodriguez .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator (as Thomas W. Sturgis)
Michael Swanner .... sound utility
Nicolas Titeux .... sound recordist
Sean McCormick .... additional sound utility (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Brown .... special effects technician
Everett Byrom III .... special effects supervisor
Craig Byrom .... special effects foreman
James W. McCormick .... special effects technician (as James McCormick)
Bob Trevino .... special effects technician (as Robert Trevino)
Jeffery D. Woodrel .... special effects technician
Jason Serota .... special effects technician intern (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jeffrey Acord .... visual effects information technologies: Troublemaker Digital (as Jeff Acord)
Eleonora Avellan .... vbisual effects operations manager: Troublemaker Digital (as Eleanora Avellán)
Rodney Brunet .... visual development (as Rodney J. Brunet)
Rodney Brunet .... visual effects supervisor: Troublemaker Digital (as Rodney J. Brunet)
Maru Buendia-Senties .... compositor: Troublemaker Digital
Maru Buendia-Senties .... on-set visual effects assistant: Troublemaker Digital
Aaron Burns .... senior compositor: Troublemaker Digital
Kevin Dartt .... visual effects operations manager: Troublemaker Digital
Emily Davis .... visual effects coordinator: Troublemaker Digital
Andrew Dela Cruz .... flame artist: Troublemaker Digital (as Drew Dela Cruz)
Chris Esquivel .... visual effects assistant: Troublemaker Digital
Richard Gordoa .... senior compositor: Troublemaker Digital
Adam Gravois .... 3d visual effects artist: Troublemaker Digital
Santiago Martinez .... visual effects operations manager: Troublemaker Digital
Chris Olivia .... visual development
Chris Olivia .... visual effects supervisor: Troublemaker Digital
Jabbar Raisani .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Robert Rodriguez .... visual effects executive producer: Troublemaker Digital
Robert Rodriguez .... visual effects supervisor
Gregory L. Smith .... technical artist: Troublemaker Digital (as Greg Smith)
Travis Smith .... visual effects editor
Adam Tate .... visual effects assistant: Troublemaker Digital
Alex Toader .... visual development
Alex Toader .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Waggonner .... technical artist: Troublemaker Digital
Michael D. Werckle .... 3d visual effects artist: Troublemaker Digital (as Mike Werckle)
Jean-Pierre Flayeux .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mitchell Lance Adams .... stunts
David Alvarado .... stunts
Desirée Avalos .... stunts (as Desiree Avalos)
Christopher M. Campos .... stunts
John Cann .... stunts
Oscar Carles .... stunts
Mark Chavarria .... stunts (as Mark Anthony Chavarria)
Colin Mitchell Duffy .... stunts (as Colin Duffy)
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler-Duncan)
Johnny Echavarria .... stunts
Nate Flores .... stunts
Lex D. Geddings .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts (as Richard Hancock)
Dylan Hart .... stunts
Jim Henry .... stunts
Jeff Milburn .... stunts
Norman Mora .... stunts
Mark Norby .... stunts
Eric Norris .... stunts
Michael Ortiz .... stunts
Pete O. Partida .... stunts
Víctor Quintero .... stunts
Steven Ritzi .... stunts (as Steve Ritzi)
Tim Soergel .... stunts
Derek Southers .... stunts
Matthew Tompkins .... stunts (as Matt Tompkins)
Jay Torrez .... stunts
Russell Towery .... stunt coordinator
Winston West .... stunts
Raliegh Wilson .... stunts
Jesse Campos .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Chavarria .... stunt double: Cheech Marin (uncredited)
Louis Moncivias .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Norman Mora .... stunt double: Danny Trejo (uncredited)
Ross Morgan Ruben .... stunt double: Robert De Niro (uncredited)
Ross Morgan Ruben .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Lupe Trejo .... featured fighter (uncredited)
Lupe Trejo .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... photographer: behind-the-scenes (as Joaquin Avellán)
Joaquin Gonzalo Avellán .... still photographer (as Joaquin Avellán)
Carlos Benavides .... electrician
Blake Clifton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Scott Conn .... electrician
Justin DeGuire .... assistant camera
Wes Dixon .... electrician
Roger Eickenroht .... rigging electrician
Matt Fliehler .... electrician
Neil Fraser .... dolly grip
Matt Harshbarger .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, China
Vance Holmes .... camera operator: "a" camera
Vance Holmes .... director of photography: second unit
Chip Huntington .... grip
Dan Jackson .... technician: high definition
Robert Janecka .... best boy electric
Sean Maxwell .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jason McKnight .... electrician
Raul Mello .... rigging gaffer (as Raul 'Bull' Mello)
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Sam Pearcy .... daily second assistant camera
Phillip Renke .... best boy rigging grip
Robert B. Reynolds .... rigging electrician
Donis Rhoden .... grip
Brandon Roberts .... rigging electric best boy
Ferrell A. Shinnick .... key grip (as Ferrell Shinnick)
Todd Smiley .... gaffer (as Todd E. Smiley)
Louis Smith .... additional second assistant camera: "a" camera
Pete Stockton .... key rigging grip (as Peter Stockton)
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Steve Urban .... grip
Joe Vasquez .... best boy grip
Sebastian Vega .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ezra Venetos .... grip
Tony Bendt .... grip: additional photography (uncredited)
Eric Cunningham .... rigging electric (uncredited)
John Eschberger .... electrician (uncredited)
Cory Foster .... grip (uncredited)
Janet Jensen .... electrician (uncredited)
John Johns .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Jason Keene .... key grip: b unit (uncredited)
Robert Lucas .... additional photography (uncredited)
Scott Magruder .... electrician (uncredited)
Matthew McGinn .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Chad Lear Plunkett .... electrician: re-shoots (uncredited)
Erik Untersee .... grip: second unit (uncredited)
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip (uncredited)
Craig Wadlin .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Brandon Hemmerling .... casting assistant
Zac Schwartz .... casting assistant
Beth Sepko .... extras casting
Beth Sepko .... local casting
Jessica Sloan .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda J. Chambers .... set costumer (as Brenda Chambers)
Betty Chlystek .... tailor (as Elizabeth M. Chlystek)
Dorothy Harrigan .... costume production assistant
Janice Janacek .... costume supervisor (as Janice Janecek)
Nyima Johnston .... key set costumer (as Nyima R. Johnston)
Hunter Lohse .... costume production assistant
Erin Randall .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
George Chavez .... color timer
Chris Esquivel .... post-production assistant: Troublemaker Digital
Eileen Godoy .... digital intermediate producer
Matt Hull .... digital intermediate producer assistant
Natasha Leonnet .... senior supervising colorist
Jay Mahavier .... digital conform editor
Jay Mahavier .... first assistant editor
Sean Mattini .... colorist assistant
Mitch Paulson .... colorist
Amy Pawlowski .... digital intermediate editor
David Rosenblatt .... additional editor
Ian Silverstein .... additional editor
Sebastian Spader .... editorial production assistant
Kelly Stein .... post-production coordinator
Nick Smith .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Debney .... musician: Chingon band
Rick Del Castillo .... musician: Chingon band
Annette Fradera .... music consultant: Mexican music
Steven Hufsteter .... composer: main title theme
Tito Larriva .... composer: main title theme
Tim Rakoczy .... music editor
Robert Rodriguez .... composer: main title theme
Robert Rodriguez .... music producer
Robert Rodriguez .... musician: Chingon band
Carl Thiel .... composer: additional music
Carl Thiel .... music mixer
Carl Thiel .... music producer
Carl Thiel .... musician: Chingon band
Tito & Tarantula .... musicians: main title theme (as Tito and Tarantula)
 
Transportation Department
Mark Crosby .... driver: hair & make up
Cecil D. Evans .... transportation coordinator
Dwayne Haevischer .... transportation captain
Bobby Sconci .... transportation co-captain
Russell E. Scott .... picture car coordinator
Sam Craytor .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Teresa Haney .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Steven Willhoite .... driver: construction (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lucas Amann .... production assistant
Ashley Arlow .... intern
John Arszyla .... medic: construction
Javier Avellan .... intern (as Javier Antonio Avellán)
Karla Elisa Avila .... intern
Cory Barnett .... intern
Kaivan Bazleh .... intern
Wynona Becker .... intern
Susan A. Benson .... intern (as Susan Benson)
David Beron .... additional voice
Travis Carr .... production assistant
Craig Chalmers .... production assistant
Nicole Compas .... production counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers
Caroline Connor .... production coordinator
Christopher Corona .... assistant: Ethan Maniquis
April Crump .... second assistant accountant
Dustin Daniels .... assistant location manager
Tiger Darrow .... intern
Iris Davis .... intern
Christa del Castillo .... production secretary
Brittany Droddy .... stand-in: Michelle Rodriguez
David Emmons .... assistant chef
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Joe Forlini .... first assistant craft service
Derek Franzese .... production assistant: Additional Photography
Stanford Gilbert .... armorer (as Stan Gilbert)
Gina Grande .... script supervisor
Sara Grauerholz .... intern
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel: Gray Krauss Des Rochers
Andrew Grissom .... intern
Jeff Guerrero .... assistant production coordinator
Nixon D. Guerrero .... accountant: Troublemaker Digital (as Nixon Guerrero)
Jordan Haro .... intern
Kipling Harvey .... assistant chef
Jose Angel Hernandez .... location manager (as Jose Hernandez)
Bridget Hoffman .... additional voice
George Huang .... creative consultant
Chris Hunt .... production assistant
Rif Hutton .... additional voice
Case Johnson .... office production assistant
Clara Kim .... assistant: Rick Schwartz
Ryan Kirk .... intern
Betsy Koch .... assistant: Robert Rodriguez
Kim LeBlanc .... assistant: Robert Rodriguez
Luisa Leschin .... additional voice
Melody Lloyd .... medic: construction
Kendall McKinnon .... intern
Christopher Mekhail .... intern (as Chris Mekhail)
Richard Miro .... additional voice
Molly Murray .... post production accountant (as Molly Murray-Bunner)
Molly Murray .... production accountant (as Molly Murray-Bunner)
Bob Neill .... additional voice
Jonathan Nichols .... additional voice
Heather Olson .... intern
Juan Pacheco .... additional voice
Carson Parish .... intern
Nancy Rankin .... intern
Roxie Rodriguez .... intern
Saul Sanchez .... key craft service
William Schmidt .... intern
M.K. Shaw .... payroll accountant
Stephanie Sides .... intern
Reneau Skinner .... first assistant accountant
Mark Spencer .... key set production assistant
W.K. Stratton .... additional voice
Danny Sutedja .... location production assistant
David Thibodeaux .... security: Troublemaker Digital
Raigen Thornton .... set medic
Marcelo Tubert .... additional voice
Kurt Volk .... title designer
Steve White .... location production assistant
Peter Armendáriz .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ginger Attaway .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Laurent Boye-Guérin .... publicity staff (uncredited)
Mary Beth Chambers .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Chad Cohen .... insurance broker: Reiff & Associates (uncredited)
André Des Rochers .... financial counsel (uncredited)
Christopher Dufau .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Haddad .... craft service (uncredited)
Matt Joyner .... stand-in (uncredited)
Barry Lacina .... location assistant (uncredited)
Brian Murphy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Carlos Pina .... stand in: Chris Warner (uncredited)
Will Scoville .... stand-in: Jeff Fahey (uncredited)
Will Semons .... production assistant (uncredited)
Vernon Smith .... locations production assistant (uncredited)
Garin Sparks .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jordan Strassner .... stand-in: Lindsay Lohan (uncredited)
Ian M. Stratford .... financial counsel (uncredited)
Chris Sturgeon .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Wallgren .... location assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Guy Louis XVI .... thanks
Danny Mandel .... special production thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:18 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R18+ | Japan:R15+ (edited for DVD) | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Africa:18LNPS (DVD rating) | South Africa:16LV (theatrical rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:16 | Sweden:15 | Turkey:18+ | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #46260)
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Trivia:
This is the sixth time that actors Danny Trejo and Daryl Sabara appeared in the same film. Trejo played Michael Myers' security guard and Sabara played Westley Rhoads (the boy who bullied Myers as a child) in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) remake, along with all four Spy Kids (2001) films.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In Spanish, the singular form of Federales is Federal, not Federale as constantly seen in the movie.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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Movie Connections:
References The Godfather (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
Machete Main Title ThemeSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is this based on the fake trailer from Grindhouse?
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Humor and violence - Grindhouse style, 13 December 2010
Author: guiltron from Australia

Machete is Robert Rodriguez's film based on his mock trailer made for the double grindhouse release of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof and his own Planet Terror. B-Grade superstar Danny Trejo stars as the title character. Those that have seen the mock trailer, or the grindhouse films, know the style of yester-year that Machete is representing. Cheap, nasty, and funny is the order of the day for this kind of film. Rodriguez clearly knows his genre and audience. He goes all out with this over-the-top action flick. The story is, of course, ridiculous. Machete is betrayed by some "above the law" dudes and has to get revenge by slicing and dicing whoever gets in his way. The film does what it says on the cover. Don't go in expecting a glimmer of subtlety or characterization. Go in expecting action, titties, action, blood, titties, oh and action. This would be all well and good except for some slight problems. The unashamedly preachy messages against the Mexican/United States border does get a bit tiring, as does the repetitive nature of the violence (after some interesting action set- pieces they all become similar, except towards the end). Also, this kind of film needs to be much snappier and shorter. It's around twenty minutes too long so that the humor and overall style tends to drag on a bit. Machete holds it's tongue permanently in cheek and Danny Trejo milks every scene as much as he possibly can. Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and Lindsay Lohan all make for good eye candy and there are some very funny moments. All in all, this exercise in grindhouse excess should keep the fans of this style very happy, even if it can slightly bore others.

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