Machete ***


Machete” is pure, over the top, gruesome, cheerfully ridiculous fun.  Check your brain at the door and let a large Mexican man named Machete, played straight faced by the invaluable Danny Trejo, slash and shoot his way through an army of government agents and vile gangsters.

This is directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on one of the fake trailers that were shown with “Grindhouse” a few years ago.  It has an impressive cast that includes Robert DeNiro, Steven Seagal, Jessica Alba, and a naked Lindsay Lohan. 

This is not for those with a weak stomach as the gore is almost non stop, but it is sort of a fresh feeling to see a movie that really is not concerned with it’s MPAA rating at all.


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