HE KNOWS THE SCORE. HE GETS THE WOMEN. AND HE KILLS THE BAD GUYS!
A Texas businessman (Jeff Fahey) hires a Mexican worker, Machete, (Danny Trejo) to kill a corrupt State Senator (Robert De Niro), but he doesn’t know that Machete is a former federal agent with a violent past… Robert Rodriguez developed one of the faux previews from Grindhouse (2007) into a whole feature – and, considering the thin story, succeeded surprisingly well. This is entertaining, stylish B movie fun with loads of blood-spurting battles, and its heart beats firmly for Latino immigrants fighting racist Southerners. The cast is fully committed to this ride, including Steven Seagal as the chief villain.
2010-U.S. 105 min. Color. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis. Cast: Danny Trejo (Machete Cortez), Robert De Niro (John McLaughlin), Jessica Alba (Sartana), Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey… Cheech Marin, Don Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Savini, Stacy Keach.
Trivia: Chris Cooper was allegedly considered for a role. Followed by Machete Kills (2013).
Razzie: Worst Supporting Actress (Alba).
Quote: “Machete don’t text.” (Trejo)