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Machete Kills (2013)

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The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mendez (as Demian Bichir)
Mr. President (as Carlos Estevez)
El Cameleón 1 (as Walt Goggins)
KillJoy (as Alexa Vega)
Osiris Amanapur


During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Trained to kill. Left for dead. Back for more.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Machete 2  »


Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,837,183, 13 October 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,008,161, 9 December 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,008,161, 9 December 2013
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of El Cameleón was created by Screenwriter Kyle Ward. See more »


When Voz puts on the metal mask, it is clearly just a part that will cover the face. (He's putting it on towards his face.) But in the next second it appears to be more like a helmet that completely covers the whole head which would have been impossible to be put on the way he did before. See more »


[first lines]
Lieutenant Brass: Where the fuck are they?
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Crazy Credits

After all the credits have been shown, two short scenes are shown. One is an outtake of one of the last fight scenes, where an unexpected punch is delivered between two women, the other scene is a very short montage of the presidential character posing with guns. See more »


Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »


Funky Fanfare
Written by Keith Mansfield
Courtesy of APM Music
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Loved the Original, Hated the Sequel!
11 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Wow...that sucked! Quite disappointed, as I was expecting something along the lines of the first Machete, but instead had to sit through this boring compilation of killings and poor acting.

Don't get me wrong, I love these type of movies and I really enjoyed the first Machete! However when it comes to the sequel...it was really bad, there's no way around it. One would think a movie that puts in so many recognizable faces would be more entertaining to watch than a crawling snail. The dialogues were arduous to listen to and even more so to wait for them to finish, jokes were really flat that couldn't even put a smirk on my face and the whole story was utterly slow and predictable.

I sincerely urge you not to waste your time on this.

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