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Nacho Libre DVD Review

Published October 30, 2006 in DVD News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Paramount Pictures.
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Nacho (Jack Black) is a troubled Mexican monastery worker who wants to satisfy his narcissism and comfort the local orphans by joining the Mexican wrestling circuit as a Luchador. The only problem is that he is not very good and his partner, Esqueleto (Hector Jimenez), does not offer any help.

Amongst the fight sequences-- which are Nickelodeon cheesy -- and the story, audiences are bound to find themselves chuckling during small moments in Nacho Libre. It will be your love for Jack Black, however, that determines if you buy the DVD.


Nacho Libre DVD Review


It is no secret that director Jared Hess has a peculiar style of comedy about him. Those who loved Napoleon Dynamite figured Nacho Libre was a shoe-in, but instead discovered that it was the Jack Black fans who really won with this film. Unfortunately for all, the DVD fails to capture the Black energy.

Though the DVD for Nacho Libre does come packed with quite a few nice little extras, there is nothing there that would convince one who didn't greatly enjoy the film to buy the DVD. One thing that most will miss is the lack of any gag reel. We are talking about the hard-to-contain Jack Black here, how could there not be tons of footage of him blowing lines and goofing off?



The ability to re-watch scenes with the DVD is also one of the film's biggest flaws. Though the fight sequences should have offered perfect opportunities to rewind and enjoy extended periods of laughing out loud, they come off cartoon-like and faker than the WWE.

Nacho Libre is one film that should be watched all the way through, or you might find that some of your favorite highlights are not what they were when viewed in theaters.

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Nacho Libre is out on DVD now.

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

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