Reviews: Machete Kills (2013)

machete_killsReviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Ritorna in sala a quattro anni di distanza dalla prima veneziana, l’eroe messicano inventato da Rodriguez e Tarantino in occasione del loro esperimento Grindhouse.
  • Mario Alegre @ Primera Hora [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Machete don’t text. Machete don’t tweet. Machete no good.
  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • [New – 2/27/14] | José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Robert Rodriguez es posiblemente el director que más se ha esforzado por homenajear ese cine maldito amado por generaciones enteras de devoradores de fotogramas. Así que es justo que sea él quien desgaste sus posibilidades con una película muy, muy mala.
  • Edwin Arnaudin @ Ashvegas
    • Excerpt: Only Vergara and Lady Gaga don’t fall in synch with the patter, and while their contributions and a few wandering scenes make the film feel slightly overlong, this is one deep cache of tricks. The few instances when things go awry, all one need do is wait a minute and something amusing will happen.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: The grindhouse throwback style is muddled by things that you’d never seen in a grindhouse picture – like crystal clear video photography, large scale visual effects and buckets of CGI blood that take you out of the experience.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s a step in the right direction, at least, and the trailer for the third movie at the start of this one suggests an even bigger step into absurdity.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Trivial and tedious…enough already!
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
    • Excerpt: If there are boundaries of good taste to be followed, Machete Kills leaves them in a bloody heap.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Forget about the socially conscious core that fueled the exploitation engine of the first film. This one is flat-out, no-message action comedy, outrageous and hilarious.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Once again, the stone-faced title badass muses about modern technology, this time with, “Machete don’t tweet.” He don’t fill out a feature film, either, so perhaps trailers should just be trailers.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: “Machete Kills” is a collection of cameos and pretty girls more than it is a movie, and has even less tension or narrative thrust than that sounds.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: If there’s one reason to see Machete Kills, it’s Mel Gibson’s loopy performance as a cult leader and supervillain. Gibson, hamming it up in a rare villain role – completely over-the-top but still invested in the character in a way most of the other wink-wink performances aren’t – is a real blast, and Machete Kills really comes to life whenever he’s onscreen.
  • Phil Villarreal @
    • Excerpt: This movie skips the grindhouse era and goes straight for the meth house dynamic.

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