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He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero.
Nacho Libre is loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutierrez Benitez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed. The producers are Jack Black, David Klawans, Julia Pistor, and Mike White.
Must admit, I was pleasantly surprised with this!
While it's not anything special and pretty standard as far as underdog movies go in terms of plot, director and writer Jared Hess makes up for it with a surprising amount of clever gags that range from chuckle worthy to legitimately hilarious.
And it helps as well you have a leading man like Jack Black at the helm so I know off the bat I'm probably going to find this funny since honestly even at his worse the guy can get even the smallest chuckle out of me. (Even with a piece of shit like "Sex Tape")
Surprisingly this movie looks pretty damn good as far as cinematography goes on top of…
I don't believe in God. I only believe in Science!
The film that defined a generation, Jared Hess's Nacho Libre is a subtle political commentary masterpiece that takes a hard, harrowing look at the hardships between the different classes in the ruthless country of Mexico. It essentially accomplishes what Denis Villeneuve tried to duplicate just nine years later with Sicario, an infantile attempt at presenting the same very real social issues in a more serious light, but ultimately failing as it is lost in its own twisted story. Here, we are presented with the performance of the century, Jack Black as a hardship-bearing friar who struggles on a daily basis to feed and support the children of the monastery and…
idgaf what poison y'all motherfuckers are spewing, farts are (and always will be) the highest form of comedy
You get all the Jared Hess style you are probably expecting but you also get a TON of Jack Black playing himself. It is kind of gimmicky but if you like the gimmick then you'll find this film to be hilarious. It's an original idea with a surprisingly strong amount of plot.
"Get that corn outta my face!"
I haven't seen this since in the theater back in 2006, I remember liking it so I decided to try it out again. Nacho Libre is entertaining and really funny at times, but I found that the comedic parts start to become more and more scattered as the movie goes on. I almost always find Jack Black amusing to watch, so I definitely still enjoyed it regardless.
Also, I was very surprised to see 'Biaggio' from The Kings of Summer in this. It kind of threw me off for a minute and I kept waiting for him to say strange and ridiculous things.
If you're looking for fart jokes and racial stereotypes then this film is for you.
The only way that I can explain this movie is that it's the equivalent of my brother trying to make my dad laugh. It's hard but when my brother keeps throwing out one ridiculous stunt or nonsensical anecdote after the other, my dad breaks and breaks hard. That is this movie to me. Not to mention it's extremely quotable.
Great comedy that was both surreal and realist enough to give a unique vibe and breath of fresh air to the family friendly portion of the genre.
AW MAN, THE CRITICS WERE TOTALLY WRONG ABOUT THIS ONE THEY CLEARLY WERENT SMART ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUE BRILLIANCE OF THIS OBVIOUS MASTERPIECE, THEY WERE WRONG BECAUSE MY OPINION IS CLEARLY BETTER INFORMED THAT PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIVES STUDYING AND ANALYZING THIS ARTFORM, IM RIGHT, THEYR WRONG #F---THECRITICS
Now, if you've stayed with me this far, congrats. Here's my actual review.
I hold a lot of fondness for this because I watched it a few times as a child. I wasn't expecting it to hold up nearly as well as it did, and the only reason I'm not awarding this 4 1/2 stars is for the occasional fart joke or awkward moment that didn't work.
Jack Black+ Mexico + wrestling = can't go wrong
Trailer looked horrid, but its a surprisingly funny slapstick.
This was a VERY risky film waaaaay out of left field, and yet I think Jack was able to pull it off... 'barely' and to me it helped lead up to other risk taking to even greater success, like "Bernie"
A slightly racist wannabe Wes Anderson movie, I never expected a nick movie to take cinematography from a serious cinematographer like Robert Yeoman but it turned out to be one of the only good parts of the movie.
In which Jack Black plays a Mexican man....
These films have nuns~