Directors: Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis
Definitely no horror film but a funny, action-packed, gore-filled and super-entertaining exploitation movie.
An incredibly amazing cast (Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro, Jeff Fahey, Steven Seagal, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Tom Savini, Cheech Marin...), loads of highly memorable and unforgettable scenes (impressive opening, the 'intestinal swing' out of the window, the crucifixion, the TV commercials for Senator McLaughlin...), loads of fabulous dialogue and one-liners ("Machete don't text." / "I thought Machete don't text! - "Machete improvise." / "You're Machete's girl. I know 'cause you're his type." - "What type is that?" - "Dead."), terrific special effects, cool camera work and a brilliant soundtrack.
A few pointlessly dull scenes, a slightly disappointing climax and a pretty annoying Lindsay Lohan.
Classic Rodriguez stuff. Could have been a bit more kick-ass but eventually it's one helluva b-movie fun ride.
In terms of this year's action cinema it's IMO not as entertaining as "A-Team", but thankfully it's way, waaaaay better than the grotty "Expendables".