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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This Nacho leaves your palate longing for more spice and less rancid cheese. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The comedy is hit and miss, with good bits interrupted by dead patches. It's a movie to root for more than to enjoy. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    What is missing in plot and character development is made up for in silly fun. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Once Nacho gets the wrestling bug, though, it's all about Jack Black the irrepressible clown, and the comedy dies a slow death for lack of fresh ideas. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Black's caped "luchador" grows on you. Like a fun guy. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The sweetness of Nacho's nature, along with Black's unselfconscious physical enthusiasm, turn all this into a live-action cartoon, with the ring violence having no greater consequence than a Wile E. Coyote fall from a high place. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An amiably clunky, unapologetically silly summer confection that nevertheless lands sufficient lethal slams to the funny bone. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Hess' deadpan dorks are strange, really strange. As in the Christopher Guest movies, there is a distinct comedy architecture you recognize from the opening minutes. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    The film is easy to take and easy to forget, even with Black running around Oaxaca in turquoise wrestling tights. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie is a bauble, but it's an enjoyably weird and original one, and it is anchored by Black's constantly amusing performance. show more

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