Machete Kills
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Machete Kills is a film in which style sardonically routs substance, a cloying gag built around the iconic quality of Trejo's matchlessly craggy face, which resembles a plate of sundried corned beef."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
""Machete Kills" is barely a movie. It's an inside joke wrapped in a fanboy fantasy, pieced together through a haze of ironic detachment."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"An absolutely absurd action extravaganza. It's doubly crazy, chaotic and all kinds of ridiculous fun."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"If nothing else, Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse homage manages the herculean feat of making us feel sorry for Mel Gibson."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Record [UK]
"Guns and explosions aren't that exciting when the plot hasn't sucked you in, and lacking the imaginative, spunky spirit of the original, Machete Kills just feels so much more laboured."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"Machete Kills plays like a joke that's been told a few times too often."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Endless assault weapons, exploding helicopters, crashing cars and floors splattered with blood, limbs and entrails, all adding up to nothing."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Machete don't do new jokes."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"'Machete Kills' is 'Spy Kids' Meets 'Moonraker'... with Blood. Machete Cortez is back... and so over-the-top, he literally floats away."
‑ J.C. Maçek III, PopMatters
"It's a questionable gig that may become an endearing one by 'Machete X: Machete Goes Hawaii.'"
‑ Matt Prigge, Metro
"When a celebrity chef like Rodriguez is just going through the motions, we can smell that the grindhouse fad is way past its expiration date. It's time to put a fork in it."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Machete kills, sure. Unfortunately, he overkills."
‑ Dave McGinn, Globe and Mail
"The meta parody of Machete Kills is a self-congratulating exercise in overkill. Its onslaught of gags try so hard to be outrageous they become banal. It looks like it was way more fun to make than to watch."
‑ Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine
"An interminable bore."
‑ Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer
"Loud, fun, ultra-violent sequel to Machete, with unsmiling crater-faced Danny Trejo as the Mexican hero slashing and slaughtering his way to justice. Director Robert Rodriguez does what all good, trashy sequels do, which is to deliver more of the same."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
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