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Nacho Libre Reviews

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July 24, 2016
Watched it a thousand times and still love it. Best quotable movie.
June 30, 2016
Following the success of Sundance darling and cult classic Napoleon Dynamite, director Jared Hess moves on to a slightly bigger film in the form of Nacho Libre, and while it can't really match the same sort of quirky charm that made Napoleon Dynamite so oddly endearing, it's a pretty funny little film. There's plenty of the deadpan humor that feels reminiscent of Hess' past work, but many jokes this time around come from the always goofy and over-the-top Jack Black, who takes the lead as Ignacio/Nacho. There's moments where Black feels like he's overdoing it, and his more outrageous sense of comedy clashes with the very stoic sense of humor of the actors around him, but for the most part, his jokes land consistently. If anything, you can tell he's having a blast onscreen, and he truly embraces the absurdity of his role; this is a white man playing a Mexican cook, after all. His chemistry with Hector Jimenez, who plays Nacho's wrestling partner, is delightful, and the two share lots of hilarious back-and-forth moments throughout the film. The film itself is quite predictable, but it's not a film that's trying to reinvigorate its genre: it's a comedy that knows exactly what it wants to be, and it does it quite well.

Black's sense of comedy takes some getting used to in comparison to the rest of the film, but once the jokes start landing, they really start landing. Fans of Jack Black and Jared Hess' sense of comedy will certainly have a good time with Nacho Libre.
June 25, 2016
Pretty funny, not his best work, but it'll do for a good Jack Black fan
May 26, 2016
It is incredibly hard to do a family comedy right and Jared Hess may be the master of it. Setting, writing and music are outstanding, but the charm within the movie lies on Jack Black nailing his character who is also supported by a diverse pool of interesting figures that don't make this feel like a one man show.
½ April 27, 2016
Nacho Libre is charming at times, but at other times it irritatingly tries too hard. A documentary about Fray Tormenta, the real Mexican priest who supported an orphanage through lucha libre wrestling, would have been more engaging than this sad attempt to recreate Napoleon Dynamite in the world of Mexican professional wrestling.
½ March 29, 2016
Una obra mediocre, tiene sus pequeños momentos divertidos para la familia, pero eso es todo.
March 23, 2016
Wonderful, heartfelt, and hilarious.
½ March 14, 2016
I actually had a good time with this film. It's very dumb but Jack Black fans will have a blast. I think it is very funny for sure.
February 27, 2016
It is a funny movie and entertaining if you like rustling you won't like this movie I think. And Jack black is funny
½ February 14, 2016
Raggiunge a stento la sufficienza. Non posso negare che ci siano molte trovate divertenti, ma certamente non si può dire che sia il film meglio riuscito di Jack Black.
L'ambientazione in Messico mi è piaciuta come trovata.
February 11, 2016
The first time I watched this, it was not enjoyable. I gave it another chance and liked it better. Now I have watched it quite a few times and really enjoy it. It's just great for a laugh and also sports a nice, heartfelt story.
February 11, 2016
This is the greatest movie ever made.
February 9, 2016
6/5. One of the greatest pieces of film ever conceived :p
February 6, 2016
you could be the greatest fighter that ever liiiiived
February 5, 2016
Not a lot of movies out there that I can watch over and over again. This movie is one of them. There are so many subtle comedic gems in this movie. Jack Black does a fantastic job with this character, he is really funny in this movie.
January 10, 2016
Those shorts are terrifying! This movie was unappreciated methinks.
December 30, 2015
This movie is the best. It's fantastic
December 12, 2015
Cute movie with a good Jack Black performance.
½ December 12, 2015
Haha oh Nacho you kinda crack me up. Nothing like watching a fat man in tights;-)
November 27, 2015
This one is a keeper.
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