Nacho Libre Synopsis
Mexican cook moonlights as wrestler.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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By thomasbrackin
This movie is hilarious I never get tired of watching it. Every minute has humor all around...

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By utfanatic26
I honestly think this is a major slump in Jack Black's career. He has been so great in all his other movies but this made me want my money back from the theater....


By ann79thcourt
Nacho Libre is one of the funniest movies ever made!!! I'm a huge Jack Black fan!!!!!! This movie wouldn't be funny without Esqueleto played by: Hector Jiemenez. Whoever didn't see this should take...

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By ironman15
this was a ok movie. i thought it was going to be a lot better. but it was still ok. Jack black was hilarious in this movie. he mad the movie funny.but there were still some funny parts to it. my...

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Rated PG | For rough action, and crude humor including dialogue
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ A sweet, offbeat movie about caring for others.
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