Nacho Libre
Nacho Libre (2006)

Jared Hess (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) directs this bizarre comedy starring Jack Black as Nacho, a young man who works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he was raised. When the institution faces a financial crisis, Nacho decides that… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: At times hilarious, but other times offensive, Director Jared Hess is unable to recapture the collective charisma of his Napoleon characters, instead relying on a one-joke concept that runs out of steam. Sure to entertain the adolescents, however.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Imagine my disappointment then, which grew to disbelief, which turned into utter disdain, by the time the credits rolled on this clunker.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The film's sheer lack of everything that customarily passes for comic fuel -- energy, wit, character, fun, a plot -- renders Nacho Libre a torturous patience tester of the first order.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

In a season of smug, telegraphed quirkiness (hello, Little Miss Sunshine), the rambling Nacho Libre, like director Jared Hess' previous Napoleon Dynamite, feels like an original.

David Denby
New Yorker

Nacho Libre, naïvely made kids' stuff, lacks such minor attributes as a decent script and supporting cast.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Some things work well, but many are strained in execution. There are times Nacho Libre looks like it's struggling to find a reason to continue.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

A sweet, offbeat movie about caring for others.

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Joe Leydon

Nacho Libre strikes a delicate balance of whimsy and absurdity that may surprise auds primed to expect wall-to-wall slapstick.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The comedy is hit and miss, with good bits interrupted by dead patches.

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Fernando F. Croce

Makes you stare first in bemusement, then in boredom, finally in slight nausea

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
mostly funny, very entertaining and quirky film. i understand the affinity many have for it, especially younger people who may have seen it in their teen… More
Eric Alvarez
Stupid film. I hate Jack Black with a passion. That's all.
Jens S.
Jack Black is mostly his usual self as a cooking Mexican monk who dreams of becoming a pro wrestler and suddenly has a chance to go down that path while having… More
Adam Kelly
Despite some poor moments Nacho Libre performs to the expected standard, with some moments that you just hate, and with others that you just love. Directed by… More
Alex roy
Nacho Libre is a surprisingly decent comedy with Jack Black, whom I never really was a big fan of. This is a fun, whimsical comedy and is one of the better… More
Michael Edwards
it has some funny moments but its just okay