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Nacho Libre Confesses Behind the Screen

Published March 7, 2006 in Early Reviews
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures
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Paramount Pictures has recently completed the first screening of an unfinished version of the Jack Black comedy Nacho Libre.

Though we had hoped for strong positives for this film, the early reviews to appear online tend to be more mixed. However, a lot of adjustments can be made in the comedy before its final release.


Nacho Libre Reviews


When a Mexican monastery/orphanage is threatened with financial ruin, the cook Nacho (Black) begins moonlighting as a luchador (aka wrestler) in hopes of earning enough dinero to save the day. The only problems: He has a body like, um, soft nacho cheese and no wrestling experience of which to speak.

The first trailer for Nacho Libre was pretty hilarious and I somewhat dig the accent used by Jack Black. The film gives Black so many chances to be, well, himself that I find it hard that this film is not laugh-out-loud funny the whole way through.

Below is a snippet of one of many reviews recently sent over to the good people at AICN.

I caught an advance screening of Nacho Libre last night. Let me preface this by saying I am a huge fan of Napoleon Dynamite and also had the honor of catching that one in an advance screening. I remember laughing at Napoleon Dynamite so hard that we were in actual physical pain.

Nacho Libre also had wonderful moments where the laughs were so hard it was painful, there just weren't as many.



Jack Black, while wonderful was just not as compelling as a character as Napoleon in this version. I have high hopes for the final cut. While I liked this cut of Nacho Libre my hope is they go back and make some changes and really make it soar. It has the potential to be great.

The other review is a bit more negative than this and a lot more spoiler-ific.

Considering that Nacho Libre's release date is wedged right between the release of just about every tentpole film coming our way this summer, Paramount better make sure they have a hit in order for the film to hold its own at the box office.

Check out all the reviews at AICN.

Nacho Libre will be released to theatres on June 2nd, 2006.

For movie stills, synopsis and more movie info, go to the Nacho Libre Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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