Machete Review

Information At A Glance
Machete is a Action Adventure movie starring Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, and Robert De Niro. The movie was directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis and released by the Twentieth Century Fox studio on 2010-09-03. The movie has an MPAA Rating of R (Restricted). Our users found the overall impression of this film to be Exciting. The movie's official site can be found at

Overall Movie Ratings

Plot 3.5
Visuals 8.5
Music 6.5
Sound Effects 7.5
Acting 7.0
Enjoyability 5.0
Overall 5.0
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An okay action movie

User Ratings

Plot 5
Visuals 9
Music 8
Sound Effects 9
Acting 7
Enjoyability 7
Overall 6
Format: Movie Theatre
Impression: Exciting

(0) 0

I finally got around to seeing Machete last night. It's not as bad as most critics have been saying, but it's not that great either. The film contains some great actors and the majority of them put in okay performances. The majority of the cast filled their roles well, with the exception of Lindsay Lohan. She just seemed oddly out of place in this movie.

The movie started out pretty good, with good emphasis placed on the story and the big set action pieces, but I felt near the halfway mark the movie kind of stumbled and the pacing got all screwy. The final showdown in particular lacked the intricate choreography that was present near the start of the movie.

Finally, I wish there was some more emphasis placed on Danny Trejo. In most of his other films he appears bigger than life, like he can take on almost anything. For some reason, I just felt as though the director made him too "wimpy" in this film. Overall, the movie is not "that bad" - it provides an adequate amount of entertainment while it lasts. However, there are much better movies out there to be seen.

Review Posted By AllYourBaseBelongToMe On 2010-10-07 At 03:53:41

Machete doesn't slice it

User Ratings

Plot 2
Visuals 8
Music 5
Sound Effects 6
Acting 7
Enjoyability 3
Overall 4
Format: Movie Theatre
Impression: Pointless

(1) +1

Oh what to say about Machete ... this movie is meant to be a tribute to Grindhouse ... the classic 70s film. Rodriguez (the films director) focused the story on the ever apparent volatile Mexico-US relationship.

Overall this movie is just so so, I don't think it is as good as the Grindhouse Movies of the past, nor is it very dynamic. The overall movie has a very linear feel to it and is based far too much on the overly hyped trailer. Rodriguez even went so far as to use direct scenes from the trailer in the movie ... pretty cheap move, but then again this is a low budget affair.

The overall action/graphics were very good for a low budget flick, but the story is just too shallow, leaving me overall empty inside ... pretty disappointing.

The main actor Danny Trejo did a good job being the bad guy and I commend him for his performance.

To sum up, the movie had a lot of gore, violence and unnecessary nudity (Lindsay Lohan). The story overall was disappointing and dealt with a little too much exploitation of Mexican culture.

Review Posted By movieJoe On 2010-09-04 At 03:37:51

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