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"MACHETE"
(2010) (Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba) (R)

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QUICK TAKE:
Action/Comedy: After being set up as an assassin hired to kill a conservative Texas politician who's running for reelection on an anti-immigration platform, a former Mexican federal agent sets out to get revenge on those who've wronged him.
PLOT:
Machete (DANNY TREJO) was once a renowned Mexican federal agent who ran afoul of drug kingpin Torrez (STEVEN SEAGAL) and lost his family as a result. Now a day laborer in Texas, he's spotted by Booth (JEFF FAHEY) who thinks he'll make a good assassin to kill Texas State Senator McLaughlin (ROBERT DE NIRO). The latter is running for reelection on an anti-immigration platform, drawing the support of Von (DON JOHNSON) and other like-minded Americans who've formed their own militia and have taken border patrol into their own hands.

But the assassination is really a set-up designed to make McLaughlin look like an injured martyr and Machete as yet another dangerous Mexican. As various people go on the hunt for him, he gets help from Luz (MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ), who runs a taco stand but is actually the leader of an underground organization known as the Network that's designed to help assimilate illegal immigrants into the U.S.

Rumors about her being the legendary "She" have drawn the attention of Sartana (JESSICA ALBA), a field agent with the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A former immigrant herself, she's now trying to crack down on illegals who are crossing the border.

Yet, once she learns of Machete's past as a fellow law enforcement officer, she decides to bend and break her own rules to help him, as does his priest brother, Padre (CHEECH MARIN). With Booth -- when not dealing with his wild-child daughter, April (LINDSAY LOHAN) -- and others hunting him down, Machete sets out to clear his name and bring down those responsible for wronging him.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Those looking for an action-comedy that pushes the boundaries may be enticed, as might anyone who's a fan of someone in the cast and/or writer/director Robert Rodriguez.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • DANNY TREJO plays a former Mexican federal agent who, after losing his family to Torrez, now works as a day laborer in Texas. After being recruited and then set up by Booth to kill McLaughlin, he sets out to get revenge on those who've wronged him. He cavorts sexually with various women, uses profanity, and kills many people.
  • JESSICA ALBA plays an immigration field agent who's cracking down on illegals despite her being a past immigrant herself. Her focus, though, is on Luz and then Machete, although her involvement with them soon changes her by-the-law stance. She uses strong profanity, drinks to the point of intoxication, and kills various people.
  • ROBERT DE NIRO plays a Texas state senator who's running for reelection on an anti-immigrant platform (he goes so far as to shoot one such person crossing the border). He uses strong profanity.
  • STEVEN SEAGAL plays a drug lord who's behind the desire to control the American-Mexican border and kills or is responsible for the killing of others. He uses strong profanity.
  • MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ plays a woman who runs a taco stand but is really the genesis for the legendary immigrant leader known as "She." She also helps illegals cross the border into the U.S., and kills various people.
  • JEFF FAHEY plays McLaughlin's secret advisor and assistant who also works for Torrez in trying to the manipulate the immigration issue for maximum business profit. He kills various people, sets up Machete, and uses profanity.
  • CHEECH MARIN plays Machete's father, a Catholic priest who's recorded confessions he feels might be important, is handing with killing bad guys, and uses strong profanity.
  • LINDSAY LOHAN plays Booth's wild-child daughter who he rescues from a drug house. She's an exhibitionist (appearing nude for video), uses strong profanity, and briefly smokes.
  • DON JOHNSON plays a self-appointed vigilante and border protector who kills illegal immigrants when they cross the border. He smokes cigars a few times.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this action-comedy that's been rated R. Profanity consists of at least 32 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present, as is some fooling around and implied sex (including a threesome), while nudity (breasts, butts, and some full views of nude women) also occurs.

    Violence consists of many people being killed or wounded by various means, often with extremely bloody and/or gory results, while various instances of fighting are also present. While mostly played tongue-in-cheek, some of that material could be unsettling and/or suspenseful to sensitive viewers, and all of the action, stunts and such could be enticing for kids to imitate.

    All sorts of bad attitudes (including racism) are present, as is some tense family material and various thematic issues. Drug-related content and behavior are present, while drinking occurs in various scenes and various characters smoke.

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there's some camera movement from time to time in the film.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Machete's partner says that a hostage was probably drugged by Torrez. Machete then finds a woman in that apparent state, but it later appears she was faking it in order to have Machete lower his guard.
  • Booth pours a drink for Machete and himself.
  • Booth enters a drug house and shoots many men dead, most with very bloody results, as he retrieves April who seems high on drugs.
  • A woman holds a glass of wine.
  • We see liquor in Padre's church office. He asks Machete if he wants Cuban cigars, but Machete says he'd prefer Mexican, and Padre then shows him what look like large joints (and one or both then have one).
  • We see April and her mom topless in a swimming pool, with April excited about them appearing that way for an unmanned video camera viewing them. Machete then shows up with a bottle of tequila and we next seem him shirtless between the two women, kissing both of them. We next see both passed out in the back of Padre's hearse, and Machete delivers them in that same state to Padre who suggestively states he can make good use of them.
  • We hear that Mexican drug money is financing McLaughlin's campaign and that Torrez is the drug kingpin behind that.
  • Sartana pours liquor from a handgun-shaped liquor holder, drinks that shot, and then has another, prompting Machete to say she's drunk. She then drunkenly invites him to "lay with me," so he does.
  • Padre has a drink.
  • Booth drinks sacrament wine, but says that the blood of Christ tastes like Merlot.
  • McLaughlin downs some pills with booze in his limo.
  • Booth refers to a "dime bag and a dream."
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • After his partner is shot dead in the passenger seat (by machine gun fire), Machete drives his car into one armed man, blasting him through a wall. He then gets out, cuts off another man's hand and then head, shoots several more, stabs/slices more with his machete, and then swings around in a circle, beheading even more men (all of that has extremely bloody/gory results).
  • After fooling Machete into thinking she's coming on to him, a nude woman grabs Machete's blade and stabs him in the leg with that, and then kicks him once he's on the floor. Another woman then shoots her in the head, killing her, followed by Torrez having Machete's wife brought out and then beheaded (we see the head hit the floor). All of that has bloody results.
  • There's some bloody imagery during the opening credits.
  • Von's crony vomits after seeing a person be shot.
  • A man accidentally breaks his own arm open on a pipe or something similar (with bloody results) when he tries to punch Machete.
  • Knowing Luz doesn't like her, Sartana tells her to "hold the spit" when making her coffee, so Luz spits off to the side.
  • Booth enters a drug house and shoots many men dead, most with very bloody results, as he retrieves April who seems high on drugs and then vomits from her condition.
  • We see a flashback to Torrez beheading Machete's wife (with the head hitting the floor).
  • Machete prepares to shoot McLaughlin from a rooftop, but one of Booth's men shoots Machete instead (bloodying him) and then shoots McLaughlin in the leg (also bloodying him).
  • Machete uses a mop to hit one guy several times, and then shoots three men on a rooftop, wounding and bloodying all of them.
  • Machete drives a machete through the back of a car's front seat, impaling the driver (with very bloody results).
  • Machete is bloody after a violent encounter.
  • A doctor stares at a nurse's clothed butt (seen in close-up), and she states she can feel his eyes on her uterus. He then jokes at least it's not on her colon (presumably an anal sex reference).
  • Machete prepares for Booth's goons who are coming after him in a hospital. He then proceeds to attack them with a medical skull scraper that he swings around on a belt. Another man is shot, and Machete slices others, including grabbing one's intestines and then using them as a cable with which he jumps through a closed window down to the floor below him. Machete then jumps out through another closed window, breaking the glass.
  • Luz tells Machete not to bleed on her bed.
  • Machete's machete bursts through a door and through a man's head (with bloody results). Two other men then enter the house carrying a machine gun and handgun, but Machete smashes a corkscrew into one's eye (with bloody results), and then uses a cleaver on the other (also with bloody results). Another man then throws a bomb into the house. Machete jumps out just in time as it explodes, destroying the house, while a charred body falls onto Sartana's car.
  • Thinking he's a gardener, two guards have condescending and racist attitudes toward Machete, including calling him a monkey and telling him there's some "sh*t" out back for him to clean up and then something about the same being on his boots (not seen).
  • Von shoots Luz in the eye, bloodying and seemingly killing her (she's later seen alive, albeit with an eye patch). That prompts his subordinate to vomit.
  • Armed men enter Padre's church, with him grabbing two shotguns to defend himself. He hits one man and then shoots him (with bloody results), followed by several men opening fire on him with their machine guns (they miss). He then hides behind a pillar and then shoots two more men in the head (with bloody results), but ends up shot in the leg himself (also with bloody results).
  • We see that Booth and his goon have Padre tied, crucifix style, to a cross in his church. The goon pounds a spike through Padre's wrist (with bloody results), followed by Booth doing the same to the other arm, with even bloodier (and deadly results).
  • Machete pushes Sartana out of bed as armed men enter her place. He shoots two, while Sartana impales a man with an object in her place and then kicks that man. Machete punches and shoots more, and Sartana struggles with one, bashing against the wall and trying to kick him. But he catches her foot and throws her to the floor, with her then defending herself from the man's knife with her high-heeled shoes. She ends up hitting him in the eye with a heel, while Machete shoots and kills another (all with bloody results).
  • Machete twice fires a nail gun to a man's arm (with bloody results).
  • McLaughlin shoots Booth in the chest twice, bloodying and mortally wounding him.
  • Various people who are shot, sliced and such during a big battle are bloody to varying degrees. That includes Luz shooting Von (we see blood splatter on the dash of his vehicle).
  • Torrez and Machete get into a sword fight, with both holding two blades. Torrez flips Machete, but the latter drives his machete through Torrez who makes light of the wound. Not wanting to meet him in Hell, Torrez decides to spare Machete, but twists and moves the machete around through his own body, thus ensuring his bloody demise (we see blood there and a little from his mouth).
  • McLaughlin is shot twice and falls back into an electric fence where he's shocked before being shot several times again (with bloody results).
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • McLaughlin and Von go to murderous extremes to take the law into their own hands by killing illegal immigrants, while Torrez and Booth also kill others and manipulate the immigration issue in order to maximize business profits.
  • At the same time, Luz and others help illegal immigrants cross the border into the U.S.
  • A man refers to Machete as "ugly."
  • Booth pays Machete $150,000 to assassinate McLaughlin, and then implies he can make "damn sure" he'll go through with that. We then learn that this was all a setup to make McLaughlin a wounded martyr and Machete a symbol of how dangerous immigrants are.
  • Various characters use the term "wetback" to refer to Mexicans.
  • McLaughlin has a campaign commercial equating Mexican immigrants to parasites.
  • Two fake cops have condescending and racist attitudes toward Machete.
  • Someone refers to Machete as "one mean f*cking burrito."
  • About Booth's religious confessions, Padre tells Machete Booth had lots of impure thoughts, mostly about his own daughter (April).
  • Padre shows that he recorded Booth's religious confessions.
  • Thinking he's a gardener, two guards have condescending and racist attitudes toward Machete, including calling him a monkey and telling him there's some "sh*t" out back for him to clean up.
  • Various men stare at women's clothed butts in several scenes.
  • We hear that Mexican drug money is financing McLaughlin's campaign and that Torrez is the drug kingpin behind that.
  • Booth drinks sacrament wine, but says that the blood of Christ tastes like Merlot.
  • We see that Booth and his goon have Padre tied, crucifix style, to a cross in his church. The goon pounds a spike through Padre's wrist (with bloody results), followed by Booth doing the same to the other arm, with even bloodier (and deadly results).
  • A man uses the term "Frito bandito" about a Mexican.
  • A person uses the term "whole mess of bean eaters" about some Mexicans.
  • McLaughlin refers to Mexicans as "f*cking parasites" and "f*cking terrorists."
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" and/or "Blood/Gore" may be unsettling and/or suspenseful to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material, but most of that is played tongue-in-cheek.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Machine Guns/Shotguns/Rifles/Machetes & Other Blades/Swords/Explosives: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound and/or kill others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • Various characters are seen holding guns in the opening credits.
  • Machete looks over Booth's various weapons, but grabs a machete after Booth hands him a sniper rifle.
  • One of Booth's goons hold a handgun on a man.
  • Sartana holds a handgun on Machete.
  • Machete grabs the emergency brake in Sartana's car, sending it in a spin and allowing him to grab and hold her gun on her. He later holds it on her in her place.
  • We see that Luz has many weapons in a warehouse.
  • Sartana holds her handgun on Luz and two men.
  • We see footage from when McLaughlin was shot, followed by him throwing the bullet into a hospital surgical pan (as part of a campaign commercial).
  • Sartana pours liquor from a handgun-shaped liquor holder.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Don't f*ck with me and I won't f*ck with you attitude," "Thank you very much -- get the f*ck out," "We're f*cked," "Which the f*ck is it?" "A f*cked up world," "F*cking-A," "One mean f*cking burrito," "(Now) get the f*ck out," "Just f*cking with you," "Where the f*ck have you been?" "You just f*cked with the wrong Mexican," "Like a f*cking piņata waiting to get whacked," "F*ck you think you are?" "F*ck me" (nonsexual), "F*cking parasites," "F*cking terrorists," "F*ck 'em up," "Back the f*ck up and watch," "F*ck it," *Bullsh*t," "You're a walking sh*t magnet," "Holy sh*t," "Cut that sh*t out," "Cheap sh*t," "No sh*t (stains)," "Oh sh*t," "This ain't sh*t," "You've got balls," "What's thing long, hard thing?" "Independent from c*cks*cker county," "You can shoot the p*cker off a mosquito at 1,000 yards and keep the balls unruffled," "I can feel your eyes on my uterus," "Their own personal hells," "How the hell would I know?" "Wetback," "I can make damn sure," "Are you out of your mind?" "Hell yeah," "All hell is breaking lose," "Looking for your ass," "I know all about cracking nuts," "Bro," "You monkey," "Machete don't text," "A hell of a lot bigger," "A real scumbag," "Frito bandito," "You stupid son of a bitch," "We didn't cross the border, the border crossed us" and "A whole mess of bean eaters."
  • All of the fighting, action and other stunts might be enticing for some kids to try to imitate.
  • Machete has many tattoos.
  • Knowing Luz doesn't like her, Sartana tells her to "hold the spit" when making her coffee, so Luz spits off to the side.
  • April has some tattoos.
  • Machete grabs the emergency brake in Sartana's car, sending it in a spin and allowing him to grab and hold her gun on her.
  • April and her mom appear topless in a pool to be captured on video by an unmanned video camera.
  • A miscellaneous man has tattoos.
  • Various cars equipped with hydraulics bounce up and down on the street.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • Machete's machete bursts through a door and through a man's head (with bloody results). Moments later, a charred body falls onto Sartana's car from a nearby explosion.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A heavy amount of suspenseful and ominous music occurs in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 32 "f" words, 19 "s" words, 2 slang terms using male genitals ("c*cks*cker" and "p*cker"), 1 using female ones ("p*ssy," and possibly a few more of the same in Spanish), 7 hells, 3 asses (1 used with "hole"), 3 damns, 3 S.O.B.s, 9 uses of "G-damn" and 1 use each of "Jesus," "Jesus Christ" and "Oh my God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Machete finds a fully nude (breasts, butt) and seemingly drugged female hostage on a bed. She suggestively tells him it's too hot for clothes and he picks her up to carry her out over his shoulder (more views of her full nudity). He then puts her down and she comes on to him, standing right up against him (he's clothed), stating "You've got balls" and then asks, "What's this long, hard thing?" (while touching his machete). But nothing else happens as she draws that out and stabs him in the leg (but we see another full rear nude view of her). She then makes a motion at her crotch (she's turned away from the camera) and then retrieves a cell phone that apparently was inside her vagina.
  • Luz shows cleavage in her tank-top.
  • We see a shirtless man fighting another man.
  • About a sniper rifle, Booth tells Machete, "You can shoot the p*cker off a mosquito at 1,000 yards and keep the balls unruffled."
  • Luz shows cleavage again.
  • We see a bare-breasted woman along with others in bikinis.
  • A doctor stares at a nurse's clothed butt (seen in close-up), and she states she can feel his eyes on her uterus. He then jokes at least it's not on her colon (presumably an anal sex reference).
  • Luz shows cleavage while wearing very small and tight shorts.
  • Luz climbs onto and straddles Machete (who's lying down) on a bed (both clothed) and sex is implied as the scene ends.
  • We see a full side nude view of Sartana in the shower (side of breasts, butt).
  • We see a promo for a male assassin who's shirtless in one clip.
  • About Booth's religious confessions, Padre tells Machete Booth had lots of impure thoughts, mostly about his own daughter (April).
  • We see April and her mom topless in a swimming pool, with April excited about them appearing that way for an unmanned video camera viewing them. Machete then shows up with a bottle of tequila and we next seem him shirtless between the two women, kissing both of them. We next see both passed out in the back of Padre's hearse, and Machete delivers them in that same state to Padre who suggestively states he can make good use of them. Later, the two wake up from their stupor, still topless, while Machete leaves the video camera for Booth to view him (Machete) in the above scene between the two women.
  • McLaughlin stares at a nurse's clothed butt.
  • Sartana pours liquor from a handgun-shaped liquor holder, drinks that shot, and then has another, prompting Machete to say she's drunk. She then drunkenly invites him to "lay with me," so he does. The scene ends when he takes off his jacket, suggesting they then had sex, but they wake up the next morning clothed, with her instinctively touching her body all over (including grabbing her crotch) to make sure she's clothed and didn't have sex with him (and is relieved she didn't).
  • Luz shows up for battle in a cleavage-revealing bra and very low-riding pants, and the camera goes up her body, while we see some sexy nurses firing machine guns.
  • Sartana straddles Machete on his motorcycle (both clothed) and they passionately kiss.
  • SMOKING
  • Machete (cigarettes) and Von (cigars) both smoke a few times, while April smokes once and some miscellaneous people are seen smoking (a cigarette and a cigar).
  • We see liquor in Padre's church office. He asks Machete if he wants Cuban cigars, but Machete says he'd prefer Mexican, and Padre then shows him what look like large joints (and one or both then have one).
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Machete sees Torrez behead his wife and make (what sounded like) a threat toward his unseen daughter.
  • Booth enters a drug house and shoots many men dead, most with very bloody results, as he retrieves April who seems high on drugs.
  • April's mom hears that her husband is dead, and we hear her collapse.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • The illegal immigration issue and all matters relating to that.
  • Day laborers.
  • Vigilantes.
  • Racism.
  • Corrupt politicians influenced and/or controlled by criminals.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Machete crushes a cell phone in his hand.
  • After his partner is shot dead in the passenger seat (by machine gun fire), Machete drives his car into one armed man, blasting him through a wall. He then gets out, cuts off another man's hand and then head, shoots several more, stabs/slices more with his machete, and then swings around in a circle, beheading even more men (all of that has extremely bloody/gory results).
  • After fooling Machete into thinking she's coming on to him, a nude woman grabs Machete's blade and stabs him in the leg with that, and then kicks him once he's on the floor. Another woman then shoots her in the head, killing her, followed by Torrez having Machete's wife brought out and then beheaded (we see the head hit the floor). Torrez then holds his sword to Machete's neck on the floor, but doesn't kill him, although he does kick him, and one of his goons uses a flamethrower of sorts to ignite the room.
  • A van drops off immigrants short of the border, with the driver aiming a handgun at one who complains. After it drives off, a vehicle drives up and Von or another person shoots and injures one man. Von then shoots and kills a pregnant woman, followed by McLaughlin shooting and killing the injured man with a rifle shot.
  • We see two men fighting (punches) for betting purposes of others. Machete then agrees to fight the winner, but casually avoids the man's various punches and one kick. That ends when the man misses again and breaks his own arm open on a pipe or something similar (with bloody results).
  • Booth enters a drug house and shoots many men dead, most with very bloody results, as he retrieves April who seems high on drugs.
  • We see a flashback to Torrez beheading Machete's wife (with the head hitting the floor).
  • Machete prepares to shoot McLaughlin from a rooftop, but one of Booth's men shoots Machete instead (bloodying him) and then shoots McLaughlin in the leg (also bloodying him).
  • Machete uses a mop to hit one guy several times, and then shoots three men on a rooftop, wounding and bloodying all of them.
  • A fake cop hits Machete. Later, however, Machete stabs his machete through the back of the front seat and through the driver (and maybe does the same to the other man in the passenger seat). As a result, the car goes out of control, crashes, and catches on fire, with Machete escaping.
  • Machete prepares for Booth's goons who are coming after him in a hospital. One opens fire on an empty gurney that rolls through the room. Machete then crawls out from beneath that (the men are unaware of this) and proceeds to attack them with a medical skull scraper that he swings around on a belt. Another man is shot, and Machete slices others, including grabbing one's intestines and then using them as a cable with which he jumps through a closed window down to the floor below him.
  • Sartana does exercise with a Wii type video game where her actions result in an animated character on the screen being kicked and hit.
  • Machete's machete bursts through a door and through a man's head (with bloody results). Two other men then enter the house carrying a machine gun and handgun, but Machete smashes a corkscrew into one's eye (with bloody results), and then uses a cleaver on the other (also with bloody results). Another man then throws a bomb into the house. Machete jumps out just in time as it explodes, destroying the house, while a charred body falls onto Sartana's car.
  • Booth strangles his subordinate to death.
  • Machete throws something that hits one guard, and then uses a weed trimmer to zap a man's hand and face several times.
  • We see footage from when McLaughlin was shot, followed by him throwing the bullet into a hospital surgical pan (as part of a campaign commercial).
  • Von shoots Luz in the eye, bloodying and seemingly killing her (she's later seen alive, albeit with an eye patch). That prompts his subordinate to vomit.
  • Armed men enter Padre's church, with him grabbing two shotguns to defend himself. He hits one man and then shoots him (with bloody results), followed by several men opening fire on him with their machine guns (they miss). He then hides behind a pillar and then shoots two more men in the head (with bloody results), but ends up shot in the leg himself (also with bloody results).
  • We see that Booth and his goon have Padre tied, crucifix style, to a cross in his church. The goon pounds a spike through Padre's wrist (with bloody results), followed by Booth doing the same to the other arm, with even bloodier (and deadly results).
  • Machete pushes Sartana out of bed as armed men enter her place. He shoots two, while Sartana impales a man with an object in her place and then kicks that man. Machete punches and shoots more, and Sartana struggles with one, bashing against the wall and trying to kick him. But he catches her foot and throws her to the floor, with her then defending herself from the man's knife with her high-heeled shoes. She ends up hitting him in the eye with a heel, while Machete shoots and kills another (all with bloody results).
  • Machete twice fires a nail gun to a man's arm (with bloody results), hits another and holds large garden shears to a third man's neck, but he doesn't cut him (instead, he drives the blades into the wall or door behind the man, thus trapping him).
  • McLaughlin shoots Booth in the chest twice, bloodying and mortally wounding him. He then commandeers a cab at gunpoint, grabbing and throwing the driver to the street.
  • Machete and his Mexican crew arrive to battle anti-immigrant forces, while Von and his men have captured McLaughlin and are ready to assassinate him live on a video feed. Machete fires a missile from his car to blow open the gate, and then another to a tower that explodes (with one man jumping from that right before the explosion). All sorts of fighting (hand-to-hand, shooting, slicing, struggling, etc.) ensues, with a hydraulic bouncing car rearing up and crushing one man beneath its tire. Luz joins the fray, shooting many people, while the vigilantes shoot various Mexicans in a free-for-all melee, and a vehicle smashes through a wall, hitting several people inside a room.
  • Luz and McLaughlin shoot various people, while explosions go off, including a big one behind Machete as he flies through the air on his motorcycle, firing massive machine guns that blast various people. April then shows up, dressed like a nun, and drives into McLaughlin before shooting him several times (we later see him alive thanks to his bulletproof vest). Machete shoots others and Luz shoots Von (we see blood splatter on the dash of his vehicle), while April shoots the weapons from various people's hands.
  • Torrez and Machete get into a sword fight, with both holding two blades. Torrez flips Machete, but the latter drives his machete through Torrez who makes light of the wound. Not wanting to meet him in Hell, Torrez decides to spare Machete, but twists and moves the machete around through his own body, thus ensuring his bloody demise (we see blood there and a little from his mouth).
  • McLaughlin is shot twice and falls back into an electric fence where he's shocked before being shot several times again (with bloody results).



  • Reviewed August 31, 2010 / Posted September 3, 2010

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