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Nacho Libre Reviews

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David N. Butterworth
July 8, 2006
Extremely silly... and surprisingly sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 6, 2006
As common wisdom says, you can't make a cult classic on purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kevin A. Ranson
July 6, 2006
Don't mess with a Missionary man. In tights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 6, 2006
The makers of Napoleon Dynamite are back with another comedy that hinges on deriding ordinary people.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
July 2, 2006
What could have been a piņata full of laughs, giggles and fun is instead hollow and empty. It's not even worth shaking a stick at.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
July 1, 2006
Sadly the inspired ridiculousness demonstrated in Hess's sagging geek-induced laugher couldn't muster the comic crunchiness of a dripping tortilla.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 29, 2006
Jared Hess's far too self consciously campy comedy that takes a one-note joke and beats that dead horse until it's a fine paste splayed all over the ground
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 27, 2006
More amusing in theory than in practice.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
June 25, 2006
I didn't laugh a single time, nor did I chuckle, chortle, or giggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
June 24, 2006
A little Jack Black goes a long, long way!
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
June 24, 2006
As in Napoleon Dynamite, there are catchphrases galore, but precious few that stick with you past the theatre parking lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 24, 2006
Not all the jokes work of course and those that do are almost always repeated, but enough of them do to make it worth the admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
June 23, 2006
After a while, this disappointing film just lays there, like a wrestler body-slammed one time too many.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 23, 2006
Jack Black finds the perfect role.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dan Lybarger
June 22, 2006
The sight of portly Canadian singer-actor Jack Black in Mexican luchador or wrestling tights is almost funny enough to base an entire feature, but not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
June 22, 2006
It's just kinda there, content to spin a woozily whimsical story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 22, 2006
As often as Black's paunchy antics connect, Hess' patchy comedy may have you saying, 'No mas.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 21, 2006
A large portion of manufactured quirk served up with a side-order of constrained Jack Black that comes across as an elaborate build up to a punch line that never happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
DVD Verdict
June 21, 2006
(W)hile it doesn't have Napoleon Dynamite's wealth of quotable dialogue, (Nacho Libre,) does contain enough clever moments to warrant a real recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
June 20, 2006
Slightly less funny than cancer...
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