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NACHO LIBRE

 
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At Theaters: 6/16/2006 On Video: 10/24/2006
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 40 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469950
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Nacho is a lowly slop cook at an orphanage who secretly dreams of becoming a famous Mexican wrestler. Moonlighting in disguise, he is ultimately exposed and excommunicated by the church. But when he defeats Mexico's most feared Luchador, and gives his winnings to the orphans, he becomes a local hero.
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Comedy - It's obvious from the promotional material that this is a silly comedy. Fortunately, I believe most will not feel that it gets too silly too often. The humor is primarily due to the silliness so it may not appeal to everyone.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jack Black KING KONG, SHARK TALE, ENVY, SCHOOL OF ROCK
Ana de la Reguera TV's - GITANAS, LUCIANA Y NICOLAS
Hector Jimenez INNOCENT VOICES, MEZCAL
Richard Montoya FALLING DOWN, HERO, ENCINO MAN
Director: Jared Hess NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
About The Supporting Cast
Filming In Mexico
Livin' La Lucha Libre
About The Director
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: None
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Some wrestling violence. Nothing graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: The only action is a few wrestling scenes.
COMEDY: Lots of silly humor. 10 smiles, 18 chuckles and 4 laughs.
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Average

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Nacho Libre goes off the rails with its over-the-top satire and intentional campiness failing to generate many laughs. The film starts out funny, but it doesn't take long for it to become tedious.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average Jack Black is not very funny in "Nacho Libre," and that requires some meditation. Jack Black is essentially, intrinsically and instinctively a funny actor. The problem is not its content but its style. It is curiously disjointed. Episodes meander on and off the screen without much conviction.

USA Today Full Review
Good The humor is unabashedly juvenile but not mean-spirited. And Black and Jimenez have a Laurel-and-Hardy anti-hero quality that works comedically. Not only is the story oddly endearing, but the setting is distinctive and picturesque.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 74 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
14
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
19
Very High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
High
92%
30+Adults (M)
12
Very High
83%
30+Adults (F)
8
High
88%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 74 moviegoers:These are excellent opinions, especially considering the type of movie this is (silly). Approximately three-quarters rated it "Excellent" or "Fantastic." That's Great! Neither age or gender made much difference. Either a person loved it or didn't care much for it. Fortunately, there were many more who loved it. If you like Jack Black and silly stories I can certainly recommend "Nacho Libre."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Nacho (Jack Black) is a man without skills. After growing up in a Mexican monastery, he is now a grown man and the monastery's cook, but doesn't seem to fit in. Nacho cares deeply for the orphans he feeds, but his food is terrible - mostly, if you ask him, a result of his terrible ingredients. He realizes he must hatch a plan to make money to buy better food for "the young orphans, who have nothing" (…and if in doing so Nacho can impress the lovely Sister Encarnación, that would be a big plus).

When Nacho is struck by the idea to earn money as a Lucha Libre wrestler, he finds that he has a natural, raw talent for wrestling. As he teams with his railthin, unconventional partner, Esqueleto (the Skeleton), Nacho feels for the first time in his life that he has something to fight for and a place where he belongs.

As Lucha is strictly forbidden by the church elders at the monastery, Nacho is forced to lead a double life. Disguised by a sky blue mask, Nacho conceals his true identity as he takes on Mexico's most famous wrestlers and takes on a hilarious quest to make life a little sweeter at the orphanage. The creators of "Napoleon Dynamite" team up with the writer of "The School of Rock" for this offbeat comedy.

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