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Nacho Libre

23 Ratings: 1.4
Art House & International and Comedy movie directed by Jared Hess

This Jack Black vehicle seems, on the surface, like a perfect fit for the actor: an opportunity to showcase Black's unique style with the extreme facial gestures and exuberant physicality that have become his forte. Black plays Ignacio, a lowly cook … see full wiki

Director: Jared Hess
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 16, 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
14 reviews about Nacho Libre
review by . July 15, 2010
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Wrasslin Jack Black
   If you have an appreciation of fake Mexican accents, tag team wrestling, or orphans, Nacho Libre is for you.  Jack Black takes on the lead in this hilarious Jared Hess movie.  Set in Mexico, it features Nacho, an orphan who grew up cooking meals for the monks and orphans of the monastery.  Since childhood, it was his dream to be a luchador, or Mexican wrestler.  Finally, Nacho has had enough and goes against the monks’ wishes and begins wrestling at night.  …
Quick Tip by . July 25, 2010
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Jack Black is lovable as usual. However, this film shows a double standard on body size. It is cute to have men and little boys be of a larger waist size, but a female who on the larger size is ugly and undesirable. The actress playing the larger size woman ridiculed was beautiful, but yet her character was put into a very negative light focusing on her size and her aggressiveness. The heroic female character was of thin size and fairly soft spoken. This movie would have been much more entertaining …
review by . April 25, 2010
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A movie starring Jack Black in tights - Nacho Libre had the potential to be a bomb or hilarious. Fortunately, it veers closer to the latter. Black, a monk at a Mexican monastery, has a secret obsession with wrestling. He sneaks out to wrestle, but constantly loses. As the cover suggests, the film's comedy is pretty outrageous and odd, such when Black gets defeated by the midget "Satan's Cavemen" tag-team. It's hard to say why exactly the movie is funny, but it's probably just a mix of Jack Black's …
review by . April 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A movie starring Jack Black in tights - Nacho Libre had the potential to be a bomb or hilarious. Fortunately, it veers closer to the latter. Black, a monk at a Mexican monastery, has a secret obsession with wrestling. He sneaks out to wrestle, but constantly loses. As the cover suggests, the film's comedy is pretty outrageous and odd, such when Black gets defeated by the midget "Satan's Cavemen" tag-team. It's hard to say why exactly the movie is funny, but it's probably just a mix of Jack Black's …
review by . April 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A movie starring Jack Black in tights - Nacho Libre had the potential to be a bomb or hilarious. Fortunately, it veers closer to the latter. Black, a monk at a Mexican monastery, has a secret obsession with wrestling. He sneaks out to wrestle, but constantly loses. As the cover suggests, the film's comedy is pretty outrageous and odd, such when Black gets defeated by the midget "Satan's Cavemen" tag-team. It's hard to say why exactly the movie is funny, but it's probably just a mix of Jack Black's …
review by . April 29, 2009
This farce on the Mexican wrestling scene is not one of Black's better comedies ("Shallow Hal" and "School of Rock" were far superior) though it does have its entertaining moments. Black is a friar in a Mexican type of convent for orphans who is in charge of the chef duties. Basically, the food consists of a type of gruel with nachos (I guess when you combine nacho with lucha libre you get the title). Black sees an advertisement where he can earn 200 pesos as a tag team. He convinces a derelict, …
review by . April 12, 2008
Pros: very funny, perfect length, no sex or gory violence     Cons: some super silly moments, sure to make anyone roll their eyes     The Bottom Line: Nacho Libre is a funny movie decent for families with teenagers.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Well, Jack Black has done it again. A true master of characters, Black embodies Brother Ignacio, a Mexican friar at an orphanage and monastery, who …
review by . February 20, 2007
This farce on the Mexican wrestling scene is not one of Black's better comedies ("Shallow Hal" and "School of Rock" were far superior) though it does have its entertaining moments. Black is a friar in a Mexican type of convent for orphans who is in charge of the chef duties. Basically, the food consists of a type of gruel with nachos (I guess when you combine nacho with lucha libre you get the title). Black sees an advertisement where he can earn 200 pesos as a tag team. He convinces a derelict, …
review by . January 03, 2007
Pros: Jack Black, Jared Hess writing, unique humor and filming style.     Cons: generally too silly to be funny     The Bottom Line: Clean humor all ages film. Mexican wrestling humor is not for everybody.     I like Jack Black. I have enjoyed all of his films Saving Silverman, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong, and find him generally funny. His face, his posture, his girth, his expressions, he's just a funny guy but with a big heart. …
review by . December 29, 2006
Nacho Libre is a ridiculously funny movie. All of my favorite comedies are completely silly, and Nacho Libre is no exception. There is plenty of stuff that makes no sense, as you can pretty much tell from the first "training" scene. But the chemistry is there with the cast and the script is so off-the-wall that you have to be completely lacking a sense of humor to not crack up while watching Nacho Libre. Director Hess does a great job in giving Black freedom to steal the show. The movie depicts …
review by . December 11, 2006
I didn't even bother to read reviews for Nacho Libre but seeing it with anything below three stars to me is unfair. I seriously don't understand why some people even attempt to watch a film like this knowing it is out of their field of funny. I actually enjoyed Nacho and it hit dead on to my expectations. Plain and simple the film is about a man Named Ignacio who is the cook for a Mexican monastery orphanage that doesn't have money for good food and spices. Ignacio gets up every morning to make …
review by . November 14, 2006
I usually enjoy Jack Black's performances. I think he's hilarious in flicks like "Shallow Hal" and "School of Rock," but in "Nacho Libre," he tries hard, very hard, to be funny but just falls flat. Granted, it is funny to watch Black bound around a ring as Nacho Libre trying to raise money for the orphans at his monastery. It's also funny watching him try to seduce a nun. But for some odd reason, his comic stylings and those of Jared and Jerusha Hess' writing skills clash at every turn. Mike White …
review by . September 29, 2006
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Pros: Very funny, terrific cast, great story     Cons: nothing     The Bottom Line: Nacho Libre is a terrific movie that appeals to both genders. Great for all ages!     Well, Jack Black has done it again. The new master of characters, Black embodies Nacho, a Mexican friar at an orphanage and monastary, who moonlights as an amateur wrestler in the hit comedy Nacho Libre. Of course, wrestling is frowned upon by the members of his religion, …
review by . September 29, 2006
Pros: Very funny, terrific cast, great story     Cons: nothing     The Bottom Line: Nacho Libre is a terrific movie that appeals to both genders. Great for all ages!     Well, Jack Black has done it again. The new master of characters, Black embodies Nacho, a Mexican friar at an orphanage and monastary, who moonlights as an amateur wrestler in the hit comedy Nacho Libre. Of course, wrestling is frowned upon by the members of his religion, …
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