The beautifully shot Nacho Libre presents its improbable hero -- doughy, boyish and speaking in a dubious accent -- as someone utterly confident of his abilities, and his place in the world.
6/16/2006 by Roger Moore
Oddly reverent, faintly patronizing (they shot it in Mexico, with an exceptionally homely cast of extras), and always warm and funny.
6/16/2006 by Stephen Whitty
The combination of body slams and bathroom jokes makes it a heck of a lot livelier than Cars.
New York Post
6/16/2006 by Kyle Smith
Nacho Libre, the often hilarious follow-up to Napoleon Dynamite by director Jared Hess, settles it: This is the world's funniest Mormon.
New York Magazine/Vulture
6/16/2006 by David Edelstein
The movie is semi-infantile camp but often riotous.
New York Daily News
6/16/2006 by Jack Mathews
Nacho Libre scores points only on occasion.
6/16/2006 by Rene Rodriguez
The movie is a bauble, but it's an enjoyably weird and original one, and it is anchored by Black's constantly amusing performance.
6/16/2006 by Amy Biancolli
A spongy guy in a clingy suit who has a spongy hairdo is funny, to a point, and kudos to Black for the self-deprecation. Kudos as well for his athleticism and balletic grace as he leaps around the ring. Unfortunately, they can't support a movie.
Globe and Mail
6/16/2006 by Liam Lacey
Disappointment, my fellow gringos, presumes positive expectations, so perhaps it is best to report, with some sorrow but no deep surprise, that the new comedy starring Jack Black and directed by Jared Hess, is not illustrious.
6/16/2006 by Tom Long
Nacho Libre is a funny idea for a skit that's been put on the rack and tortured into a screenplay.
Detroit Free Press
6/16/2006 by Terry Lawson
The irony is that just about any actual Mexican wrestling movie is funnier than this would-be parody, which never gets off the mat.
6/16/2006 by Michael Booth
High concept still fails without writers filling in the blank spots, and 'Jack Black in wrestling tights' is funny for about as long as the trailer you've already seen.