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Machete

Overview


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Release Date :

September 03, 2010

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

Starring :

Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Rose McGowan, Daryl Sabara, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Shea Whigham, Jeff Fahey

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..twisted fun..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
“..too preposterous to qualify as satire..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..such sheer anarchic fun..”
by Tirdad Derakhshani [Philadelphia Inquirer]
4 of 5

“..one of cinema's most relentless schlock auteurs..”
by Preston Jones [Dallas Morning News]
1.5 of 4

“..monumentally gruesome and just as monumentally cynical..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
3 of 4

“..hilarious spoof of exploitation films that dishes some classic lines..”
by Robert W. Butler [Kansas City Star]
“..entertainingly over-the-top..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..eccentric and playful..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tom Horgen [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
Reviewed by Joe Leydon [Variety]
Reviewed by Karina Longworth [Village Voice]

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