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Nacho Libre

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 2006
  • Jared Hess
  • 88 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Sports comedy starring Jack Black. Kindly cook Ignacio concocts a brilliant solution to the financial hardship of the Mexican monastery where he has grown up. He will become the famous masked wrestler Nacho, and win the hearts of both the underfed monastery orphans and the beautiful Sister Encarnación.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The creators of Napoleon Dynamite, Jared and Jerusha Hess, here team up with offbeat comedian Jack Black for another endearing slice of comic eccentricity. Ignacio (Black) is an orphan who has been raised by friars at a Mexican monastery, but leads a double life as the masked wrestler Nacho to raise cash for his monastery orphans and (hopefully) impress the lovely Sister Encarnación (Ana de la Reguera). Black, with his stretchy outfits, insane fighting flair and outrageous accent, makes a highly appealing, sweetly goofy underdog, and he's well complemented by deadpan Héctor Jiménez as his tag-team sidekick. The Latin pop soundtrack is as delightful as the gentle slapstick quirkiness. While this is not an all-out laugh-riot, a passing interest in the sport of lucha libre (freestyle wrestling) and the culturally iconic Santo movies will definitely enhance your enjoyment of this Rocky-in-multi-coloured-spandex.

Credits

Cast

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Ignacio / NachoJack Black
Sister EncarnaciónAna de la Reguera
EsqueletoHéctor Jiménez
ChanchoDarius A Rose
Juan PabloMoises Arias
ChuyDiego Eduardo Gómez
Segundo NúñezCarlos Maycotte
GuillermoRichard Montoya
RamsesCésar González
EmperorPeter Stormare
Young NachoTroy Gentile
CandidiaCarla Jiménez
Ramses Mad FanDominick Kurek

Crew

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DirectorJared Hess

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2006-08-11
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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