By admin
04 March 2011


2010. 101 min.

With Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro and Michelle Rodriguez.

Director: Robert Rodriguez.


Rating: 4/5

If you missed the original Machete trailer – released nearly four years ago with directorRodriguez’s Planet Terror – the title and DVD cover should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect: a lunatic mash-up of action, sex and violence, delivered in an ’80s-style exploitation package coated with a cheesy and heavy-handed but passionate message about anti-immigrant sentiments in the US.

Machete (Trejo) is a Mexican cop betrayed by his bosses who are in cahoots with the deadly drug boss Torres who kills Machete’s family. He flees to America, where he finds himself a fugitive after a botched assassination attempt on a corrupt politician.

If you can stomach the cartoonish violence and dark humour Machete is also worth watching for its terrific casting – will there ever be another movie with a cast as eclectic as one that includes Robert De NiroSteven SeagalLindsay LohanDon Johnson, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez?

Bonus: deleted scenes, commentary.

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