• Machete Kills (2013)

Machete Kills

Release Date: October 11th, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2014

R |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

When the president (Carlos Estevez) of the United States has a mission that would be impossible for just any mortal man, the person he needs is Machete (Danny Trejo), a knife-wielding ex-Federale agent. Machete's mission is to take down Voz (Mel Gibson), a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has come up with a plot to start a nuclear war. Facing death at every turn from assassins, Machete pulls out all of his skills to get the job done.

Cast: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Walton Goggins, William Sadler

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Genres: Action

Production Co: Quick Draw

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Hilarious, 2010s, Underdog, Prison, Pursuit, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 45
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    At times, to be blunt, he (Trejo) comes off like a silent film star who's accidentally lumbered onto the set of a bloody, violent, thoroughly ridiculous talkie: reluctant to speak, sometimes a little confused by his surroundings. show more

  • 30
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    The cinematic axiom of diminishing returns appears to be catching up with Robert Rodriguez’s Machete franchise in only the second installment, as the series’ engagingly lowbrow concept gets overwhelmed by episodic plotting and uninspired, rote performances. show more

  • 64
    William GossFilm.com

    More focused and less preachy than its exploitation-riffing predecessor, the comparably shoddy Machete Kills nonetheless peters out in the homestretch (and, for some, surely sooner). show more

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