|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Jeff Fahey, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, Rose McGowan|
|Directors:||Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Crime, Thriller - Crime, African-American|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Adrenaline Pumped, All Star Casts, Best of HD, Best of LOVEFiLM Instant, December Picks, Furious & Fast, Genre Mashups, March - Horror / Thriller|
|Run time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Mar 2011|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
The trailer in Robert Rodriguez's Grindhouse is now a fully fledged movie in its own right.
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Death Wish for the 2000'sBy scottydawg (12 reviews) from Edinburgh , 07 Sep 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]The idea for this film first surfaced as a spoof trailer in the Deathproof/ Planet Terror double bill. It was the stand-out trailer and Rodriguez hinted at the time that it might become a full movie.
It's great to see that hint finally realised. It's played a fair bit more straight-faced than the original trailer suggested, but the whole thing is enormous fun. The casting is excellent, and Danny Trejo revells in his leading role. A Charles Bronson for the 21st Century.
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AWESOMELY FUNNY, BLOODY GRUSEOME, AND FULL ON ACTIONPACKEDBy trayzeestaff (27 reviews) from Cornwall, England , 10 Jun 2013WHY HAS NO ONE MADE ME WATCH THIS BEFORE????!!!!!! BLOODY BRILLIANT' HUMOUR, BLOOD, CHEESE! LOTS OF SLICEING. MOTORBIKES, GUNS ETC LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!
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Great uber-realityBy ratochino (5 reviews) , 24 May 2013Pretty cool! Love his films and this one it's just an amazing uber-reality portrait of the emigration subject! Watch it and beware of gore scenes!
Bloody good film will worth watchingBy TopCatTara (22 reviews) , 15 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]What a blood thirsty film. Blood an guts is every where. Full of action nearly all the way through the film. Danny Trejo plays a cool part never getting over the top in his role. Cool calm an wicked with the Machete. Worth watching again as l must have missed a few bits flying here an there.
weird, good weird, bad weird? still not sureBy Ryman (17 reviews) from Bristol UK , 11 May 2013this film is just mental. i cant make my mind up about it. is it sooo bad its good. is it so simple and cheesey that its clever? a surprisingly good cast, but looks like it was made as a school project. i think that was the aim, but just weird! looooads of violence, nudity and more violence with plenty of blood n guts. its a tongue in cheek action film, which i think u have to watch , just to say i saw Machete!!
Gloriously, and purposefully awful(lly funny)By theorganicdomino (37 reviews) , 10 May 2013This is a joke that so nearly outstays its welcome but by the skin of its teeth clings to hilarious watchability. Tucked away amongst all the overblown nonsense are some valid points about immigration but there's not much depth to the film to be honest. It's purpose is to ape bad 80s action movies and the attention to detail and ludicrousness of certain sequences elevate it to a (highly worthy) guilty pleasure. Machete himself is an absence of a character, an inscrutable blank around which the other characters stay just the right side of parody (plaudits especially to Jeff Fahey for encapsulating the sleaze ball villain). The film crackles with narrative, visual and audio (the soundtrack ups the wah-wah pedal guitar appropriately) cliches. I'd normally give such a film 3 stars but the fun that must have been had making it infectiously leaps off the screen. Also where else will you see Robert de Nero and Steven Segal in the same film? Or, for that matter, intestines used to absail from one building floor to the next?