Nacho Libre (2006) - Comedy, Family, Sport

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Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Jared Hess
Stars: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 115 out of 465 found boring (24.73%)

One-line Reviews (275)

This film made me really bored.

Overall the movie is very enjoyable and your children will fall in love with Jack Black.

I enjoyed it.

Don't waste your time.

I have to say though, that the wrestling in the film is downright entertaining.

Behind all the silliness is a story about how legalism traps us in a place of boredom and predictability.

The rest of just plain dull.

Sweet hearted but slow and barely droll.

This movie, however, takes pretentious to a whole new level.

Don't waste your time!

a stunning surprise to me came from nacho lib-re.

It was boring and at times just plain annoying, repulsive even.

Jack Black more than steals the show as the main character, and a charming supporting cast helps makes this film an enjoyable one for kids and adults.

Some shots are totally random and way out-there, and utterly pointless.

His character is clearly set-up to be absolutely hilarious, but he is just lifeless and boring.

This was, without a doubt, the worst movie I've ever seen.

The song was so completely pointless and stupid that it was actually entertaining.

I saw this movie last night and I must say that this movie is one of the most entertaining movies I have seen so far this year, or that I remember seeing for a long time.

That being said, there were a few things about the movie that turned me off, the farting in the movie was incredibly pointless, and i didn't like that Jared Hess seems to want to be Wes Anderson really bad.

It has a great premise and a funny star, but the jokes are so unbearably predictable that it is actually just boring.

In fact some parts are so boring I almost slipped into a coma a few times.

Pass on this one, but if you are bored out of your mind - its OK.

Don't waste your time seeing this mess.

The awfully unfunny "Nacho Libre" is certainly one of the worst movies i have ever seen.

To conclude this movie is mildly entertaining.

So if you find yourself bored on a rainy day, and you can't take your kids outside and play, take'em out to see this movie, you won't regret it.

This was truly the worst movie I've seen in recent memory.

Off course any comedy featuring Jack Black creates some amusing moments in which most of them are inside the ring, as soon as we step out of the ring the movie seems unfocused and empty for ideas, disappointing.

And the eagle egg scene is just a waste of time.

I have heard this movie compared to Napolean Dynamite, and the style of weird and dull humor was kind of similar.

It was so damn predictable I can guess the parts I missed and I would be right.

Not only is it the funniest film I've seen sense I don't know when, it is unpredictable and makes you never want it to end.

The characters are boring.

I normally give movies a second chance but this one really take the cake for worst movie ever made.

To start the story was choppy and confusing,I was at many times wondering what was happening.

This is truly the worst movie I've ever paid to see.

My 15 year old son dragged me to the theater to witness this celluloid train wreck, (he has subsequently lost movie picking privileges forever).

The film is too inconsistently entertaining.

Much like Napoleon Dynamite, the move paces slowly and uses many plain looking people to deliver monotone dialog in random and extremely hilarious ways.

From the trailers, I thought this would be a cheap, predictable, sophomoric comedy like "Shallow Hal," or even worse-- completely cruel in the targets of its humor.

I was thoroughly bored though, and found 'Nacho Libre' too slow and predictable with very little to laugh at.

Kids would enjoy it, middle aged people would enjoy it and my grandma would have enjoyed it.

Sometimes, Hess makes some shots of people looking at the camera take way too long.

He longs to be a luchadore (a Mexican wrestler), and to gain the affections of the stunning Sister Encarnación (Ana del la Regura).

I thought it was entertaining with it's quirky characters and interesting directing.

They begin to lose their freshness after multiply times and it becomes a tiresome joke.

Be forewarned though there is no strong supporting characters, a pitiful repetitive soundtrack, and no evolution other than a predictable plot.

The rest of the time I was squirming in my seat doing my best to stay awake because there was actually a plot.

The people in the theater were so restless and silent it was like watching paint dry.

And yes, I agree with what someone said earlier, although it may seem like silly humor, there is an actual intelligence about it that makes it even more enjoyable!

Don't get me wrong, the first half of the movie has several good moments but after that the story get thin and sometimes predictable, a little more work on the story would have been in order.

I like that his progress to the goal is slow and humorously humiliating.

Also, this has to be one of the most predictable movies I have seen.

moderately enjoyable thanks to Jack Black .

Mildly entertaining .

The character's actions were just dumb and pointless.

Honestly, unless you are a die-hard Jack Black and/or Napolean Dynamite fan, please for your own sake, save your money.

I found it to be an entertaining movie and it had a lot of offbeat characters and situations which I really liked.

Besides the direction, writing, lack of plot, constant mugging (aided and abetted by constant straight-on camera shots), and a .

It is hilarious at times but as I have said at other times it can be a bit slow.

My husband dragged me to this movie on a HOT evening, (mainly to sit in an air-conditioned theatre, I'm sure.

Awfully Unfunny – Certainly One of the Worst Movies I Have Ever Seen .

I have to say that I expected a little more 'crudeness' than it actually contained, and felt uplifted and refreshed when we walked out at the end.

Worst movie in many years.

Most of the "jokes" were either mildly funny seventy years ago or fell flat even then, and it looked as though whole scenes were missing throughout, it was that disjointed.

Jared Hess is the creator/director the suckfest Napoleon Dynamite, and he's joined forces with Jack Black for this tour de force, and the results are predictable: 100 minutes of awkwardness with moments of wannabe rock-star.

But this one was pretty entertaining.

OK movie, enjoyed it for what it was .

I know it's a cliché but this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen and for so many reasons....

Yeah, this picture COULD'VE been better, and if you're looking for stuff to DISlike you'll find many problems: campy plot, disjointed pacing, gags that don't come to an apparent punchline...

For me, the film dragged.

It has a beautiful and engaging visual style and the wrestling scenes are well choreographed.

A funny movie, but slow moving at times.

Offbeat and entertaining Parody .

It makes for a charming, warm and enjoyable "feel good" experience.

This movie makes fun of all the cliché's of the sport genre, and the love story and the religion VS sinful urge theme.

The movie however is at times very dry mostly when he is training or buying groceries.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

However, the story does unfold pretty slowly and it is utterly predictable.

Easily the worst movie of 2006!

The flaw is that it's both dumb and dull.

It's silly fun and I enjoyed it.


But there's no story here.

Jared Hess makes dull comedies.

'Nacho Libre' isn't anything brilliant, perhaps not even "good" film-making, but it is a very enjoyable way to kill 2 hours.

Nacho Libre could easily be another pointless nickelodeon show.

Flaws aside, I must confess I did laugh out loud and my wife enjoyed it even more than I did, so I guess NACHO LIBRE and Jack Black achieved their purpose of putting a Mexican parody on film.

I could see every joke as it came along and had to endure the dull delivery of each old joke as it slowly played out.

It was astonishing, it was great, it was funny, it was enjoyable I liked it I can't wait to see it again and thats all I have to say!

And even as a film, its an enjoyable comedy!

Fortunately, Jack Black's portrayal of the main character is engaging enough to carry the film.

Entertaining though strange .

I was looking forward to this movie, and I walked out after 45 minutes.

and the other characters were equally unmasking and uninteresting.

His idea of funny is being as dull and stupid as you can be which seems to work for everyone who thinks Napoleon Dynamite (also his baby) was hilarious.

It looks boring, and the trailers don't really help to make it look better.

"NACHO LIBRE" is an entertaining parody of a beloved Mexican cult hobby: wrestling.

It was just a fairly mediocre flick, that's good to kill off an hour and a half if you are extremely bored.

This movie was a big waste of time.

I found it boring.

It's cute, sweet, and you get to stare at Jack Black's upper torso for far too long.


But after watching Nacho Libre, we all decided it was a waste of our time and we could've been watching a more thought-out written, funny, and interesting movie instead.

It plays it just straight enough to be a bit tedious and there are cartoony sound FX that clutter up the start of the film in a way that makes you worried until the charms help make up for it.

way too predictable for me.

Luckily there are a slew of hilarious, outlandish, freakish characters populating this movie who are intriguing in the way they so often defy the stereotypes one would usually attribute to them.

Worst movie ever!!.

Some critics are saying the plot is too predictable.

This was one of the worst movies I have seen in a very long time and that's bad when I watch many movies (many of which are horror).

One awkward main character with a weird, dull sidekick team up to accomplish a seemingly impossible goal, and get into strange dilemmas all along the way.

My daughter was bored about 1/3 of the way thru and I was looking at my watch.

The film is very dry and if you don't know what to expect its easy to dismiss the comedy and think the film is horrible.

quite possibly one of the worst movies of all time .

The sad thing is, the Hess team and the usually great Mike White have tried to pass off the script as first rate comedy, when actually it is for the most part, just plain boring.

The relationship between Black and the nun is quite entertaining and tasteful while several violent shots appears to be excessive and distract from the movie.

Nacho Libre starts out a little slow (mainly introducing characters & main plots), although since most movies start out this way; it's okay.

I generally enjoy Jack Black, and although I don't think of him in terms of being some comedic genius, his films are usually entertaining.

Waste of time .

Mind you, they didn't like it, but at least they didn't abandon their love for me because I took them to this waste of time.

Indeed there are at least two occasions during Nacho Libre where our portly protagonists bursts into song the rest of the movie could have been complete pants yet these two moments of comedic brilliance would have, at least, made the trip half enjoyable.

It was predictable that he would end up getting that girl, predictable that he would enter the tournament, and was predictable that he would end up winning the whole thing and receive money in the end.

But don't misunderstand me, the humor is even more enjoyable for adults since only we get some of the jokes or see the craziness in them, humor is delivered in a way that makes it enjoyable for both young ones and adults.

But hey, I enjoyed it, though admittedly I am a bit of a Jack Black fan.

There was no plot at all.

My 10 year old son and I went to see this one afternoon in summer hols, we both enjoyed it and made us both laugh in places.

I have seen some terrible movies this year (including click) and this by far takes the prize as worst movie of the year.

The love songs composed and sung by Jack Black are so slapstick operatic exaggerated, so insanely ridiculous and so poorly rendered, that they end up being immensely entertaining.

I'm just happy I was barely able to get my money back for this complete waste of time.

This has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Definitely a film for those who hold that loudmouth Jon Stewart is something other than a tacky, banal, second-rate comedienne .

Worth watching!

We just watched it again (probably the fifth time I have seen it)and it was as delightful and entertaining as ever!

It has some outrageous jokes and some mediocre acting, but actually has a nice enjoyable plot with the main actors being as ridiculous as possible and honest a great soundtrack.

Don't waste your time with this one.

Kids learn more from this movie than watching some empty animated movie full of songs and about the same subject every time which somehow underestimates the capacity of analysis kids have.

What should be a 3 minute skit has been hacked into a full length, beyond stupid bore.

Throughout the cute establishing sequence, lively exposition, and thrilling climax, it's easy to get caught up in the journey of Nacho.

Toward the end during the "big fight" it wanders into "Rocky" territory with the guy getting beat up then conquering in the end and that is the most entertaining part of the movie.

Only the dull feeling as you cough up another four quid to go see a better movie.

The music played at the very beginning and throughout the whole movie is entertaining in itself.

I would have to put this one in contention for one of the worst movies ever made.

Thoroughly enjoyable, leaves you smiling.

The pale allusion to the trials of Moses (and his slow, arching struggle against Ramses), never really flies.

It was bland and thin on any genuine humour.

Please don't waste your time.

The later half of the movie feels formulaic and conventional, the joyous spontaneity lost as Ignacio continues to fail and fail.

In short, the film is disjointed, not funny and a real yawn.

Really funny, enjoyable movie.

Nacho Libre is funny in parts,dry in some but overall a good way to blow off a boring day.

Their brand of humor, which is very dry, makes it a whether-you-love-it-or-hate-it kind of humor, one that can be compared to that of Woody Allen.

White's talented mix of subtle, ironic humour and laugh-out-loud ridiculousness combines with Jared Hess' simple and smooth storytelling to create one of the most entertaining movies I've seen in a long time.

Anyways I give Nacho Libre a 4/10 for sheer disappointment but still being enjoyable for much younger viewers.

This predictable comedy has Jack Black's ability to achieve comic humor in the many forms, from great body language mimic the Mexican brand of movie making to the one-liners.

He's tired of serving the same bland food to the young boys in his charge.

Worst movie ever .

I must admit that I moderately enjoyed it.

The looks and costumes of the opponents looked disturbing and the fat lady was pointless and mad me want to hit something.

Yawn inducing melodrama .

Stereotypical Hollywood comedy, but unusually and unexpectedly enjoyable.

The wrestling scenes, while far between and almost too short, are highly entertaining, and should make any wrestling fan let out even the faintest of laughs.

I have to say I enjoyed it more than Napoleon Dynamite.


but i had such low expectations of it that when i walked out of the theater i was singing its praises from the roof tops and quoting my favorite lines from it.

With predictable set ups and punchlines, there is nothing at all to make this movie worthwhile.

This was possibly one of the worst movies i've ever seen.

And from the standpoint of "I just want to watch a funny movie that's enjoyable and will make me laugh," it accomplishes this very well.

I mean really truly boring.

well it was one of the worst movies I have seen in my short 25 year life span, what is the point?

Only you hardly ever get any of that, either, except at the very end with a predictable ending.

i also cannot believe the other comments i read, because this was the worst movie i've seen for years, ick p.

My son enjoyed it so much that, when grown and he saw Nacho Libre, he called me.

If you see the movie on HBO, do yourself a favor and don't waste your time on it unless you can't find anything else and are just desperate to kill 1-2 hours.

The editing was horrible, The Script boring, and without colour, And the Musical track didn't bring life to the film.

But instead, it was drawn out almost 2 hours.

It moved so slowly throughout the entire thing that My Fiancé actually started to doze off while we were watching.

Most will remember Hess for his stunning direction of NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.

its just Jack Black being himself in a slapstick movie with a bit of crude humour and basically its just a good little entertaining movie.

The pace is slow, the music is terrible, the jokes are non-existent and the acting is sub-par.

I thought Glitter was the worst movie ever- Then along came Nacho Libre.

This movie is "airy" in the same way that film is - it's visually driven rather than dialog driven, and the barely-existent plot moves along at a snail's pace.

Save your money .

It may not be the most imaginative idea ever, but, really, it's a couple of hours away from reality, and i throughly enjoyed it.

They remain funny as they are unexpected and almost entirely new jokes, rather than tired puns pulled from old Looney Toon cartoons.

It could've been entertaining...

This film goes for the laughs and ends up empty.

I'm warning you people, don't waste your money on a movie as stupid as this.

OK, well he's funny and stuff, so this could still be entertaining...

By using the full use of the natural beauty, with the cinematography to capture the amazing work of all the technical aspects of the film, this film was visually compelling.

It was not funny, not entertaining, and a total bore.

Please, save your money; even your kids will hate this.

Otherwise, it's kinda boring.

The delivery of some of storytelling's oldest cliché's in this film was not original at all and made me feel like I was listening to a child tell me a story.

It probably was funny and I probably would have laughed… but I fell asleep twice.

Worst movie of the year .

I can only hope that in the future, Jack Black can produce some better movies and more funny things then just a dull movie which everyone is bored to tears with watching.

This may not be a film for everyone, but it is certainly entertaining.

this movie was really unexpected.

But then I suppose you'd find your own regurgitated oatmeal more compelling and you'd lose interest in Nacho Libre soon enough.

There were no funny lines, the scenes were very predictable, and the story was slow.

Once you get past this, Nacho Libre is actually an enjoyable movie if you enjoy seeing interesting characters develop and grow.

Here, we have the main character farting occasionally, and fart jokes are a rather tiresome cliché in comedy these days that mustn't take much talent to come up with!

Jack Black's acting/role was self-indulgent and self-regarding...

I thought it was kind of boring, kind of predictable and of course the funniest scenes were all in the previews so that wasn't much to watch.

Save your money for when this thing is on TV at three in the morning, and maybe then tape over some wrestling with it.

I'm a big fan of Jack Black but this is, in my opinion, the worst movie he has featured in.


It's a beautifully shot film, it's lovable, and very unpredictable; and you walk out feeling pretty good.

I was bored and nervous watching a film that would make no sense.

It is bad enough that the few jokes that do appear are only worth a small snicker, but if there were actual jokes in the middle of these lulls and they just fell far too flat for anyone's tastes, than that would only continue to perpetuate this film's badness.

This is a great family flick and is entertaining for both kids and adults alike.

As entertaining as Teletubbies .

However, if it was more realistic I would have enjoyed it a bit more although my sides are still sore from laughing.

Predictable; thus boring .

The wrestling scenes get a tad repetitive and I would have liked to have seen more sequences with the kids.

flat out boring with gags and jokes that are so stale they stink and a story that is just plain boring.

The soundtrack was tedious.

All in all not a very meaningful movie, but entertaining if you are in the right mood.

There is something about this guy that allows him to take a bland line and turn it into something entertaining.

The movie was a little bit of a let-down for me, personally, but I still enjoyed it.

Some of the movie's gags require a long and tedious build up, like the quest for the Eagle's egg, with no payoff whatsoever (was the egg yolk on his face the funny part?

Nacho Libre is one of those films that will be more enjoyable on a second viewing thanks to the wonderful mechanism that is known as the fast-forward button.

Overall, the whole film is cliché some of the time, and has not enough good puns to keep you entertained for the entire running time.

This movie was as exciting as a plate of cold refried beans.

I highly approve of original movies, especially original comedies, especially funny original comedies when most American made stuff seems so formulaic.

But it's not that, either; everyone, save perhaps the radiant de la Reguera, seems listless, sleepwalking through a dull pseudocomedy that shouldn't be mentioned again.

I thought the movie was funny because of the intense desire Black portrayed at becoming a "great wrestler.

On the list for worst movies ever made.

And, above all, the plots where soooo lame and slow; most of the scenes were El Santo fighting on the ring or Capulina making his silly jokes.

About the characters they were extremely predictable, dull, underdeveloped and stereotypical.

THIS was Jack Blacks worst movie in Jack Black filmogrophy.

I'm not a fan of Jack Black; to be honest, I thought "School of Rock" to be pandering, absurd, and just a waste of time.

Words cannot express how unfunny, bland and insulting to the audience's intelligence this was.

unfunny and tedious .

I might have walked out...

The only reason for me to waste my time writing about this movie, is to save others from bying this DVD as I did, and painfully regret!

The plot is utterly banal and the actors timing is close to non-existing.

Take it with a grain of salt and it'll end up compelling you.

the movie gets my vote for one of the worst movies ever and i haven't even seen it; the trailers on TV give away the whole plot.

050 joke batting average, it was still an utter waste of time.

The wrestling scenes are funny but very, very predictable and same old when it comes to stunts and funny scenes in the ring.

I was dragged there by friends and otherwise would never have seen it.

The music in the movie was also well done and enjoyable.

Tedious, slow, boring, Jack Blacks meandering accent…These are just a few of the things I noticed almost immediately.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Why did I waste my time with this??

The too few quirky moments may stick with you after you forget the cliché elements that drag it down.

Painfully slow and not as quirky as Napoleon dynamite .

It will die quickly at the box office as word of mouth spreads the slow,sorry pace of this film

Entertaining .

It's kind of a bore, really.

I think this movie was extremely boring and not at all funny.

This film (if you can call it that) was a complete waste of my time.

A Subtle, Surreal and Entertaining Experience .

The story was so very slow, no memorable dialogs of any kind, backyard fight scenes, and just no jokes once so ever.

The central character, aside from being a wannabe wrestler also cares for kids and wants to be a friar - and this subplot comes off as being very forced and uninteresting.

Everyone else was just bored.

The story is flimsy, predictable and about as entertaining as watching a twenty minute short.

Black performs stunts, sings, wrestles, and speaks with an ever-changing accent throughout the film in hopes of entertaining us.

After Jared Hess's "Napoleon Dynamite" kept me thoroughly entertained for the entirety of the movie, I was surprised to find myself so often bored with "Nacho Libre".

It's so wildly predictable that you could guess it RIGHT NOW.

We left the theater glad that we saw this one instead.

It's slow, simple and quiet.

Although some may say that the humor was potty-ish, I would probably describe it as crazy, hilarious, and unpredictable.

Outside of some of the wrestling scenes this movie was mostly unfunny, boring, with bad sound, as well as, uneven editing and not to forget Jack's inconsistent and poorly understandable Spanish accent.

Finally, most people don't give this film a chance because its pace is too slow and it does not include modern humor.

It's just the same boring crap with this guy.

I wouldn't waste my money on this one.

Lame bathroom jokes, a lot of useless, not funny, dialogue, and a very boring script.

The action scenes aren't farcical like the rest of the film, though some of them are thrilling.

However, i did enjoy watching Jack Black make an idiot of himself, and i think that he was the only thing that made it worth watching at all.

If you're like me and are getting bored (or maybe disgusted?

First time I have ever walked out of a movie...

If you like films such as, Napoleon Dynamite, School of Rock, even Monty Python, with silly, probably quite predictable jokes, you'll like this.

A lot of it just awkwardly dragged on.