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Rated R · 104 minutes · 2010

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The latest from producer and co-director Robert Rodriguez is a gory blast, a film that knows what genre fans want, and isn’t afraid to deliver it. The film originated as a fake trailer in the tragically underrated Grindhouse, and the schlock-fest is headed by the gloriously haggard Danny Trejo, who delivers the meat-headed fun that other summer offerings like Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables and the Rodriguez-produced Predators (which co-starred Trejo) only hinted at. Trejo plays a hired killer framed by a sinister political adviser (Jeff Fahey) who wants to get a senator (Robert De Niro) re-elected. After he is framed, Machete goes on a bloody rampage that makes The Expendables look like Yo Gabba Gabba! Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin and Lindsay Lohan co-star.


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Official Site: www.vivamachete.com
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Producer: Robert Rodriguez, Elizabeth Avellan, Rick Schwartz, Ashok Amritraj, Edward Borgerding, Alan Bernon and Myles Nestel
Cast: Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Shea Whigham, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Savini, Daryl Sabara, Gilbert Trejo and Billy Blair

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The Coast Halifax Cuts like a Machete Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez' exploitation film is overstuffed and overcomplicated. by Hillary Titley 09/09/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The American, Going the Distance, I Am Love, Machete 09/02/2010
Portland Mercury Mexiploitation Machete is angry. And awesome. by Erik Henriksen 09/02/2010
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East Bay Express "Machete Don't Text!" Don't start the revolution without Danny Trejo (Machete). And rethink your preconceptions of South Africa (White Wedding). by Kelly Vance 09/08/2010
Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Machete Fake, hilarious trailer becomes real, tedious movie by Curt Holman 09/03/2010

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