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Napoleon Dynamite

Rated PG for thematic elements and language.

PG In Theaters 06/11/2004 , 86min.
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Viewer Score
83%
Viewer score based on 18 ratings
64%
Critic score based on 36 reviews

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June 21, 2011
jordanstudios
Definitely A Laugh Out Loud Movie So Funny
May 22, 2011
jz00000000090938
It was really stupid but in a funny way most adults wouldn't appreciate this movie
February 17, 2011
SPurpleprincess7
just awesome
July 30, 2010
Harlfinger
funny. we spend 2 hours chatting online every day so yea it is pretty serious! ha ha
July 25, 2008
soccerJDx15
John Heder is frickin awesome! Vote 4 Pedro.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Los Angeles Times
It's a simple collection of sight gags and pratfalls that mines the overly familiar turf of awkward adolescence without bringing anything truly original to the experience. Full Review
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
Has to be enjoyed in spurts. There's no cohesive story, just a series of opportunities for the title character (Jon Heder) to strut his gawky stuff. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
The performances, even those by trained actors like Mr. Ramirez and Ms. Majorino, have the hesitant, blinking opacity that some directors look for in nonprofessional casts. Their awkwardness is charming, and part of the point of the movie, but it also makes for some dull stretches and thwarts your ability to regard the characters with sympathy rather than mere curiosity. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Napoleon Dynamite is too low-wattage to be a true nerd anthem, but it's charming in retrospect. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
I laughed. And I laughed primarily over Heder's hilarious performance. You ain't seen nothing till you've seen Napoleon attack that tether ball. Full Review

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