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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 107m 42s

Release date 11/10/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence, strong language and sex references

Genre(s) Action, Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Robert Rodriguez

Cast includes Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 01/10/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MACHETE KILLS is a sequel to the film MACHETE which sees the hero sent on a mission to Mexico to prevent a missile attack on America. It is rated 15 for strong violence, strong language and sex references.

The central character is frequently seen using a machete to decapitate and dismember people who attack him. In one scene a man is sliced down the length of his body. In another, a man has his entrails pulled out and tangled in the blades of a helicopter, causing the man to be pulled into the blades. In a later scene a man's head is set alight and he is subsequently seen with flesh burnt from his face. In all these scenes the violence is portrayed in a tongue-in-cheek manner, with the results of injuries shown with deliberately fake-looking effects for apparent comic intent.

There is a single sex scene, shot in a multi-coloured negative style which hides the detail, but which still provides a strong impression of sex taking place in a variety of positions. In addition there are some strong sex references, including graphic verbal instructions to prostitutes by the madam of the brothel, and a strong description by a woman of how she emasculated her abusive father with her teeth.

There is frequent use of strong language, both 'f**k’ and 'motherf***er’.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD


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