(20th Century Fox. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity. Directed by Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez.) Danny Trejo (Machete), Robert De Niro (Senator McLaughlin), Jessica Alba (Sartana), Steven Seagal (Torrez), Michelle Rodriguez (Luz), Jeff Fahey (Booth), Cheech Marin (Padr), Don Johnson (Lt. Stillman). Music by John Debney.
By: Jared Counts, September 03rd, 2010 12:00 AMMexican super-cop Machete (Trejo), in pursuit of drug kingpin Torrez (Seagal), attempts a botched raid that ends with his wife dead and himself disgraced. While living illegally in Austin, he gets caught up in a plot involving the potential assassination of an anti-immigration senator (De Niro) and the militia he helps fund (led by Johnson). A ridiculous, grisly but flawed action flick.