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Nacho Libre Reviews

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 7, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A sweet, offbeat movie about caring for others.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Makes you stare first in bemusement, then in boredom, finally in slight nausea
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2008
Hess has the most languid sense of comic timing since Bill Murray at his peak.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Nacho Libre merely provides some momentary pleasant diversions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Kam Williams
April 9, 2007
Any production featuring Jack Black in spandex and showing off his belly full of stretch marks should never have made it off the drawing board in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Director Jared Hess' weapon of choice is his innocence.
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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Physical violence, silliness and gross-out moments (suspect gooey substances flow frequently) abound, but Nacho Libre is not without its occasional charms.
Chuck O'Leary
January 1, 2007
Gives you more reason than ever to love Black's death scene in 1997's The Jackal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
A film with a steady stream of laughter enclosed is a great cure for those with the "World Cup" blues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
There's a fine line between funny and stupid, and director Jared Hess can't find it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
This is all about Jack Black being Jack Black, funny and well-conceived wrestling action, and catch-you-off-guard comedy. Nacho has all of those things in a headlock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 9, 2006
Puts another monkey on Jack Black's back, but this time it isn't several stories tall, it doesn't have a thing for blondes and it doesn't famously destroy New York real estate. In this case, it's the script.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 8, 2006
It's more outrageous than hilarious, yet Nacho Libre has the same kind of sweet poignancy its filmmaker Jared Hess brought to his 2004 cult hit Napoleon Dynamite.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 21, 2006
Nacho typical comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 18, 2006
Nacho Libre a le mérite d'être une comédie désopilante faisant rire son public par des élans somme toute forts singuliers, mais inspirés, à défaut d'être très subtils
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 14, 2006
Beyond its sight gags and kitschy camp appeal, 'Nacho Libre' is a comedy that earns its underdog ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Matthew Turner
August 10, 2006
Basically, if you're not already chuckling at the thought of Jack Black wearing a Mexican wrestler's outfit and speaking in a thick Spanish accent then Nacho Libre probably isn't the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Dale
July 26, 2006
Nacho Libre is all it needs to be--ridiculous from beginning to end.
David Poland
Movie City News
July 11, 2006
Easily the best studio confection of the year... kicking ***, taking names, and reminding us all of the joy that going to a big summer movie is supposed to inspire in us.
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