• Released
  • June 16, 2006
  • PG , 1 hr 31 min
  • Comedy
  • 1,137 Fan Ratings

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Black's caped "luchador" grows on you. Like a fun guy.
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New York Post

Hess' deadpan dorks are strange, really strange. As in the Christopher Guest movies, there is a distinct comedy architecture you recognize from the opening minutes.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
What is missing in plot and character development is made up for in silly fun.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An amiably clunky, unapologetically silly summer confection that nevertheless lands sufficient lethal slams to the funny bone.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The sweetness of Nacho's nature, along with Black's unselfconscious physical enthusiasm, turn all this into a live-action cartoon, with the ring violence having no greater consequence than a Wile E. Coyote fall from a high place.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Very broad and very silly, it's a doodle of a comedy -- a one-joke idea (fat guy goes luchador) padded out to feature length by Black's willingness to do anything for a laugh.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This Nacho leaves your palate longing for more spice and less rancid cheese.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Once Nacho gets the wrestling bug, though, it's all about Jack Black the irrepressible clown, and the comedy dies a slow death for lack of fresh ideas.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The comedy is hit and miss, with good bits interrupted by dead patches. It's a movie to root for more than to enjoy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You can see what the film was going for, but the jokes just sit there; you chuckle a few times, mostly out of lame hope, but you never bust a gut, never really get what you came for.
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52 out of 100
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