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Machete (Danny Trejo) is a Federale hired to assassinate a senator. But when the Mexican law enforcement officer is betrayed, he uses his skills to exact revenge on his former employers.

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

Why is Machete rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Machete is rated R for for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent and prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.

- Graphic portrayals of torture and brutality.

- Explicit depictions of stabbing, shooting, dismemberment and decapitation.

- Pervasive hand-to-hand and weapons violence (blood, gore and detailed wounds depicted).

- Frequent portrayals of corpses (gruesome details shown).

- Detailed gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Four scenes of breasts and buttocks nudity seen in sexual contexts.

- Nudity in a non-sexual context.

- Sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Some substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 18A Explicit Violence.
Alberta 18A Gory Violence.
Manitoba 18A Brutal Violence, Gory Scenes.
Ontario 18A Brutal Violence, Coarse Language, Nudity.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 18A
Canadian Home Video 18A