Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)



Critic Consensus: Tenacious D fan will find this movie hilarious; everybody else will see only a low-brow concept movie and a small assembly of jokes stretched past the 100 minute mark.

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In this musical comedy-adventure starring self-proclaimed greatest band in the world Tenacious D, a pair of aspiring rock superstars attempt to convince the world of their true talents as they embark on a daring quest to acquire the supernaturally powered guitar pick that will finally allow them to fully realize their vast rock & roll potential. JB (Jack Black) is a nave Midwesterner whose strict Christian parents view his burning passion for heavy metal as a mortal sin. After his dad tears … More

Rating: R (for pervasive language, sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Liam Lynch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 27, 2007
Box Office: $8.2M
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as Lil' JB

as Open Mic Host

as Security Guard No. 1

as Security Guard No. 2

as Car Chase Cop/Gang L...

as Truck Stop Waitress

as The Stranger

as Guitar Store Guy

as Girl No. 1

as Gang Member No. 1

as Gang Member No. 2

as Gang Member No. 3

as Drunk Frat Dude

as Al's Bar Waitress

as Gorgeous Woman

as Exploding Head Guy

as Tarot Card Reader

as Tattooed Biker

as Ecstatic Woman

as Poopy Guy

as Stand Up Comic

as Exploding Head Guy

as Fainting Woman

as KG's Mother

as Young KG

as Bully No.1

as Bully No. 2

as Betty Black

as Billy Black

as Tarot Card Reader

as Concert Goer

as Surplus Store Clerk

as Frat Boy No. 2

as Jack's Father

as Sasquatch
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Critic Reviews for Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (41)

Clearly intended to be viewed through a haze of marijuana smoke, it'd be against the law for us to recommend this film.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Yup, it's Jack Black -- with an "R" ... really.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

"Tenacious D" is a movie for fans of the hilarious spoof-rocking duo. You know who you are.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

Long may they continue to walk in Ronnie James Dio's short but comforting shadow.

Full Review… | August 12, 2008

Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny is diverting and fun and a great treat for fans, but it's as forgettable as Chinese dinner at the nursing home.

Full Review… | July 17, 2008

Little more than a set of sketches strung along a plotline that is gossamer light.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Since I am a Tenacious D fan, I would give it high marks. However, I will try to be as unbiased as possible. The film does feature lots of 'laugh out loud' moments, however, most of the jokes are sex related. The use of cameos was a highlight for this film, examples being Tim Robbins and Ben Stiller. Ultimately, the best feature of this film is the soundtrack, songs like 'Master Exploder' and 'Beelzeboss' are superb for any Tenacious D fans.

This film is essential for D fans. Its worth a try for metal music lovers. However, if you don't fit in these catagories, its should be given at least a chance.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer

JB: Now our masterpiece will never happen because we won't be fueled by Satan!

"The greatest motion picture of all time."

As a lover of Tenacious D and Rock period, this movie is heaven. It's filled from start to finish with awesome references and songs. JB and KG are actually good musicians, so everything in the movie, song wise, works perfectly. Their songs are catchy(I should know as I can now say I know every song in this movie by heart, after my latest viewing), and their guitar playing is good. Then there's amazing cameos from Meatloaf as JB's father. From Dio as a poster of JB's room. From Ben Stiller, as a guitar salesman who knows about the Pick of Destiny. From Tim Robbins, as the Stranger. And from Dave Grohl as none other than Satan. And last but not least from John C. Reilly as Sasquatch. *Fun Fact: John C. Reilly also got a credit as Sasquatch Researcher. I shit you not. Then there's a scene that spoofs A Clockwork Orange. The movie has everything.

We see Tenacious D form and then try to find the Pick of Destiny, which will magically turn them into the best band in the world. In between there's a little adventure to find the pick that feels slightly like the one from Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. There's a mushroom trip, there's Sasquatch, there's Satan, there's an open mic contest. The movie is just jam packed from start to finish. It's all a very fun ride.

Now I can see this being an easy movie to hate. Its comedy isn't for everyone and its music won't be either. If you're a Tenacious D fan then you're golden, but otherwise it's probably a coin flip. I'll admit that I've never seen this movie sober. It's one that you smoke some weed with your friends and say "Shit, we haven't watched The D lately." It's a funny and amusingly ridiculous film from the greatest band ever, Tenacious D. Those are their words not mine.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer


Two metal obsessed losers move to Hollywood and plan find fame and fortune by stealing a guitar pick fashioned from one of Satan's teeth. Tenacious D in: The Pick Of Destiny is Jack Black doing Jack Black. Again. If you've seen School Of Rock, High Fidelity or hell, anything else he's ever been in you know what you're going to get. And I for one think his one note routine is getting a little old. The Pick Of Destiny does have its moments but it's never more than mildly amusing and this metal inspired stoner material has already been covered by Spinal Tap, both Bill And Ted's movies, Wayne's World and even The Blues Brothers. And they all did it better. Those who never before realised that the word "rock" rhymes with "cock" may find it hilarious but anyone over the age of 15 will be left largely unimpressed.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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