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Machete

An ex-Federale seeks revenge against the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator and betrayed him.

Machete

Details of 'Machete'

2010
United States
105 minutes
1.85 : 1

About 'Machete'

“Machete” is an action-packed film from 2010 dir­ected by Robert Rodriguez. The film is char­ac­ter­ised by its over-the-top depic­tion of viol­ence and its insane ideas. The story revolves around the tit­ular char­acter Machete Cortez, who is a former Mex­ican fed­eral agent and now a mer­ci­less lone wolf.

The film opens with a spec­tac­ular scene in which Machete sur­vives a brutal attack and then vows revenge. The plot quickly develops into a twisted con­spiracy involving cor­rupt politi­cians, drug lords and a fan­at­ical anti-immig­ra­tion act­ivist.

One of the most striking scenes in the film is undoubtedly the one in which Machete launches a bloody ven­detta. He slaughters his enemies with his iconic machete, using the most bizarre tools as weapons, such as a rocket launcher dis­guised as a rifle. The depic­tion of viol­ence is exag­ger­ated and explicit, making the film a real feast for fans of the B‑movie genre.

Another high­light is the hit­woman Luz, played by Michelle Rodriguez, who leads a revolu­tionary group of immig­rants. She is a strong and fear­less fighter who cap­tures the hearts of the audi­ence with her skills and sar­castic nature.

The film’s crazy ideas mani­fest them­selves in the count­less bizarre char­ac­ters, such as the crazed drug lord Torrez (played by Steven Seagal), who acts as a combat master, and the manip­u­lative and eccentric politi­cian McLaughlin (played by Robert De Niro).

“Machete” is a film that polar­ises with its uncon­ven­tional approach and its exag­ger­a­tion of viol­ence and char­ac­ters. It com­bines ele­ments of the exploit­a­tion film with a polit­ical mes­sage, deliv­ering a satir­ical cri­tique of the United States’ immig­ra­tion policy.

Random movie quote of 'Machete'

Sartana: I thought Machete don't text.
Machete: Machete improvises.

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