Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
Machete Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 18+

Extremely violent "grindhouse" actioner isn't for kids.

R 2010 105 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 20 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Tons of bloody mayhem and action to make this movie tons of fun!

As a spin off to the Spy Kids movies, i say this is one of the best spin off movies i have ever seen! Machete is actually much better than Spy Kids, also for grown ups, not kids! This is also one of the goriest action comedies in recent memory! It's hilarious, it's quirky, it's very unrealistic, but it's a great popcorn flick, and prepare yourself for a fast paced roller coaster ride of violence!
age 15+

Nudity, F-bombs, and Guts galore!

Despite what many people have said about this movie, it really isn't that sexual. There is much nudity, but none of which is has much to do with sex. The sexual content is pretty much at a PG-13 level. That being said.... This movie is violent. VERY. Intestines are ripped out of an attacker and are used to repel out of a window. A man shoots a pregnant woman, then shoots her stomach (to kill the baby). Limbs are sliced off, bodies are stabbed through, and people are brutally slaughtered. All of which are done with, yeah, you guessed it, a Machete. Not to mention much gun violence, which of course can end in bloody results. Language is average for a movie of this genre, with the "f--k" used casually, as well as other expletives. My rating- Rated R for: Strong, Bloody and Disturbing Violence Throughout, Pervasive Language and Some Graphic Nudity.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate