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Nacho Libre

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

June 16, 2006

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Jared Hess

Starring :

Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Hector Jimenez, Efren Ramirez, Troy Gentile, Carla Jimenez, Richard Montoya, Peter Stormare

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..starts out funny, but it doesn't take long for it to become tedious..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 5

“..sporadically funny, often tedious, and frustratingly self-satisfied..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
Review rate : C+

“..Nacho Libre enhances Hess' reputation as a gifted filmmaker..”
by Chris Kaltenbach [The Baltimore Sun]
4.5 of 5

“..marks a nice step forward for Jared Hess..”
by Manohla Dargis [The New York Times]
2 of 4

“..is overwhelmed by the strange and almost surreal aesthetic..”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
“..frightfully repetitive and curiously stupor-inducing..”
by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
“..an amiably clunky, unapologetically silly summer confection..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..an amiable, but disappointing, slapstick fable..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Review rate : C-

“..a heavyweight disappointment..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Bruce Newman [San Jose Mercury News]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Jeffrey Harris [HybridMagazine]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Michael Janusonis [The Providence Journal]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
Reviewed by Annlee Ellingson [Boxoffice Magazine]
Reviewed by Joe Leydon [Variety]
Reviewed by Barry Paris [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Reviewed by Carina Chocano [Los Angeles Times]
Reviewed by Robert Wilonsky [Village Voice]

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