• Nacho Libre (2006)

Nacho Libre

Release Date: June 16th, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2006

PG |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Ignacio (Jack Black), or Nacho to his friends, works as a cook in the Mexican monastery where he grew up. The monastery is home to a host of orphans whom Nacho cares for deeply, but there is not much money to feed them properly. Nacho decides to raise money for the children by moonlighting as a Lucha Libre wrestler with his partner Esqueleto (Héctor Jiménez), but since the church forbids Lucha, Nacho must disguise his identity.

Cast: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jiménez, Richard Montoya, Peter Stormare, Moises Arias, Lauro Chartrand, César González

Director: Jared Hess

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Black & White Productions, Nickelodeon Movies

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Lighthearted , Rise , Underdog , Quest , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

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