Nacho Libre Reviews

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November 24, 2006
June 19, 2006
Imagine my disappointment then, which grew to disbelief, which turned into utter disdain, by the time the credits rolled on this clunker.
June 19, 2006
Nacho Libre, naïvely made kids' stuff, lacks such minor attributes as a decent script and supporting cast.
June 16, 2006
Nacho Libre strikes a delicate balance of whimsy and absurdity that may surprise auds primed to expect wall-to-wall slapstick.
June 16, 2006
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.
June 16, 2006
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.
June 16, 2006
The comedy is hit and miss, with good bits interrupted by dead patches.
June 16, 2006
After a promising beginning, Nacho Libre goes off the rails with its over-the-top satire and intentional campiness failing to generate many laughs.
June 16, 2006
The beautifully shot Nacho Libre presents its improbable hero -- doughy, boyish and speaking in a dubious accent -- as someone utterly confident of his abilities, and his place in the world.
June 16, 2006
Oddly reverent, faintly patronizing (they shot it in Mexico, with an exceptionally homely cast of extras), and always warm and funny.
June 16, 2006
The combination of body slams and bathroom jokes makes it a heck of a lot livelier than Cars.
June 16, 2006
Nacho Libre, the often hilarious follow-up to Napoleon Dynamite by director Jared Hess, settles it: This is the world's funniest Mormon.
June 16, 2006
The movie is semi-infantile camp but often riotous.
June 16, 2006
Nacho Libre scores points only on occasion.
June 16, 2006
The movie is a bauble, but it's an enjoyably weird and original one, and it is anchored by Black's constantly amusing performance.
June 16, 2006
A spongy guy in a clingy suit who has a spongy hairdo is funny, to a point, and kudos to Black for the self-deprecation. Kudos as well for his athleticism and balletic grace as he leaps around the ring. Unfortunately, they can't support a movie.
June 16, 2006
Disappointment, my fellow gringos, presumes positive expectations, so perhaps it is best to report, with some sorrow but no deep surprise, that the new comedy starring Jack Black and directed by Jared Hess, is not illustrious.
June 16, 2006
Nacho Libre is a funny idea for a skit that's been put on the rack and tortured into a screenplay.
June 16, 2006
The irony is that just about any actual Mexican wrestling movie is funnier than this would-be parody, which never gets off the mat.
June 16, 2006
High concept still fails without writers filling in the blank spots, and 'Jack Black in wrestling tights' is funny for about as long as the trailer you've already seen.
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