Friday, October 18, 2013

Movie Review: "Machete" (2010)

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Movie: "Machete"
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Year: 2010
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 47 minutes

After having seen his family be killed by Rogelio Torrez (Steven Seagal), former federale Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) hides out in America working as a day laborer. He is hired by Michael Booth (Jeff Fahey) to assassinate Senator John McLaughlin (Robert De Niro), who is running for re-election and holds a strong stance against immigration. After being double-crossed by Booth, Machete is out for blood and to find out who is behind everything with the help of Luz (Michelle "I play the same role in everything I'm in" Rodriguez) and Officer Sartana (Jessica Alba).
"He's the CIA, FBI, and DEA rolled into one mean burrito."
"Machete" is a fantastic homage to exploitation cinema. It has everything you would come to expect from a B-movie of the late 70's, from the over-the-top violence to its racist antics. Danny Trejo is really at his finest as Machete, you can tell he lives for roles like this. It has an all-star cast like Robert De Niro and Steven Seagal (see what we did there???). The film really does look like an old-school 70's film reel, complete with scratch marks and everything. If you can stand lots of gore, lots of racism, and a lot of laughs, this is your movie. Fun, funny, and outrageous!

My Rating: 7.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 8.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 73%
Do we recommend this movie: Yes!

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