Nacho LibreJune 16, 2006
Berated all his life by those around him, a monk follows his dream and dons a mask to moonlight as a Luchador (Mexican wrestler).
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 5.6/10 (39,337 voted)
Critic's Score: 52/100
Stars: Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Héctor Jiménez
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.
Writers: Jared Hess, Jerusha Hess
Ana de la Reguera
(as Darius A. Rose)
Diego Eduardo Gomez
(as Cesar Gonzalez 'Silver King')
Snaggle Tooth Monk
Ventura 'Tigre Hispano' Lahoz
Arena Referee #1
Felipe Jesus 'Terror Chino' Hernandez
Arena Referee #2
He's nacho average hero
Release Date: 16 June 2006
Filming Locations: Mexican Street, Backlot, Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $28,309,599
(18 June 2006)
(3 September 2006)
Did You Know?
During filming Jack Black recorded a series of "confessionals" which were uploaded onto the Internet as video podcasts available from iTunes. They became one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
When Nacho and Sister are sitting on the bed eating toast, the toast in Nacho's hands changes continually.
Have you ever have you ever had feelings for a nun?
This movie is racist…my a**
Honestly people, get over it. Stop being so damn sensitive, suddenly
people think everything is racist. People are so busy tripping over
themselves trying to be politically correct all the time, it's
ridiculous. Nacho Libre is not being racist. It's telling the story of
a guy who lived in an orphanage and became a wrestler to save it. Take
it for what is it…a movie. Yes, Jack Black's accent is annoying…but
guess what…it's a comedy, it's supposed to be one of the things that
makes people laugh. It's not supposed to be realistic so stop thinking
that it has to be.
Go watch the movie. It's funny and Jack Black is priceless.