MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 185 this week

Nacho Libre (2006)

 -  Comedy | Family | Sport  -  16 June 2006 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 57,781 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 430 user | 164 critic | 36 from Metacritic.com

Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 11 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 21 Jan 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nacho Libre" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nacho Libre (2006)

Nacho Libre (2006) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nacho Libre.

User Polls

1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Darius Rose ...
Chancho (as Darius A. Rose)
...
Diego Eduardo Gomez ...
Carlos Maycotte ...
Richard Montoya ...
...
Ramses (as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Rafael Montalvo ...
Julio Sandoval ...
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz ...
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez ...
Enrique Muñoz ...
...
Edit

Storyline

Nacho (Black) is a monastery cook, who spends his day feeding orphans and being overlooked by the monastery. When Sister Encarnación (Reguera) arrive at the monastery, Nacho realises that the only way to win her affection and to save the children, will be by competing as a Luchador wrestler. Written by FilmFanUK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He's not lean. He's not mean. He's nacho average hero.

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rough action, and crude humor including dialogue | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Jack Black Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,138 (Chile) (6 October 2006)

Gross:

$524,529 (New Zealand) (6 October 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While filming a wrestling scene, Jack Black jumped from the ring and struck his head on a chair. This caused a black eye and a gash above his right eye which needed stitches. See more »

Goofs

When Ignacio and Esqueleto are at the party, Esqueleto is eating corn on the cob. When Candidia approaches Esqueleto by the case full of dolls, the corn is gone, and then later reappears. See more »

Quotes

Nacho: Hey, let go my blouse.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in E.C.W.: Episode #1.2 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Encarnacion
by Mike White, Jack Black & Jared Hess
Performed by Jack Black
Jack Black performs courtesy of Epic Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Outrageously Funny & Much Better Than I Expected
17 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I make no apologies for liking this movie. It seemed everyone at the video store, from the manager on down, all thought otherwise....but I took a shot, rented it, and laughed my butt off watching this film. Now I own it.

Jack Black was hilarious as the monk-pro wrestling wannabe "Nacho." The premise alone is humorous: an overweight Mexican monk who would rather be a famous wrestler. It doesn't say much for his spirituality, but it made for a lot of laughs.

It's all outrageous, absurd humor, not meant to do anything but evoke laughs, at any cost......just harmless fun. Detractors should keep that in mind.

I have no interest in wrestling but the wrestling scenes in this film had me constantly laughing out loud. Black's tag-team partner, "Esquelito" (Hector Jimenez) was just as funny as the main star, if not funnier. Just the look on his face with all his teeth sticking out was funny!

I have no interest in being a monk, either, but I know none of these "monks" in here were realistic figures, especially the nun: "Sister Encarcion" (Ana de la Reguera ). No offense, but only in the movies are nuns this beautiful. Wow, Reguera looked like a cross between Penelope Cruz and a young Winona Ryder. And, she wasn't just beautiful, but a sweet lady, too.

Although it's a comedy, the story had some nice touches of sentimentality and humanity, namely: "Nacho's" attitude adjustment, his genuine compassion for orphaned kids that the Brothers and Sisters took care of, and his basic desire to do good despite a very weak commitment to "vows."

Maybe that's why there are so many critics of this film: it wasn't mean-edged and nasty enough to satisfy them. However,those who appreciate good slapstick will like this movie.

Also, if you appreciate bold, beautiful colors, you'll find this an attractive movie. There was a feast of brilliant colors shown. I was impressed how much effort was made to make this movie look nice in addition to getting laughs.

In, a very, very pleasant surprise: much better than I ever hoped it would be....and recommended for those wanting a bunch of belly laughs for an hour-and-a-half.


40 of 62 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the most underrated movies on IMDB bnkholen
Nun is freaking gorgeous!!!! snatch_19
Encarnacions song driftingdeath
Nacho Libre/Be Kind Rewind will-eves-932-509439
NACHO LIBRE 2?!? gillette2001
What was the time period? obryan864
Discuss Nacho Libre (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page