"This movie is fit for neither man nor beast. The film is bad enough that I must struggle to identify other films that belong in the same cesspool to which this cinematic excrement should be consigned." -- jquick1-1, user comment from IMDB.com
Jesus Christ, get over yourself! The author sounds like he carries around a pocket dictionary, has one of those Casio digital calculator watches, reads poetry in front of a blazing fireplace and pushes his glasses up his nose all the time. You can totally picture him going to fancy restaurants and finding faults in all of his expensive dinners, exclaiming loudly to the waiter, "This meal is fit for neither man nor beast!" just to use the phrase and get out of paying the bill.
"The humor in this second feature by Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite, has been demoted from sophomoric to juvenile, and the age requirement for its enjoyment has dropped accordingly." -- Duane Dudek, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
"Someday, Jared Hess will aspire to make a movie that goes a bit deeper than just a geeky outsider with bad hair, a funny name and an exaggerated accent. But not today." --
There's the unlikely hero and the Mexican sidekick. There's even the same kind of delicate, Belle-and-Sebastian-esque twee soundtrack rolling along in the background, but Nacho and Napoleon are (*gasp*) not the same movie. Nacho lacks the dry, slow pacing of Napoleon, and replaces the slack-mouthed, dull-on-purpose characters with the fat, prancing Black and Carmen-Miranda-esque Jimenez. It's unfair to put down one because of the other.
On a side note, how is it that Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic has such a huge cum-fest of fans, despite the fact that it's pretty much The Royal Tenenbaums set on a boat and without the jokes?
"Nacho's processed cheese and tortilla-thin premise are purely a refried conduit for Black... [it] would be inexcusably trashy if it weren't for the naive sincerity of its star." -- Aaron Hillis, PREMIERE MAGAZINE
Umm, was someone saying something about racism? This is like when all of those old white film critics went on and on about how King Kong was racist, but all they were really doing was demonstrating that they equate black dudes with apes.
"Nacho Libre is the kind of awful movie that ruins your whole day." -- David Cornelius, EFILMCRITIC.COM
David Cornelius sounds like the fussy, frail man who wears wool cardigan sweaters in July, likes fancy cheeses, and always carries around a large umbrella when it's only slightly outcast. "Boo-hoo-hoo! Nacho Libre ruined my day! Somebody, call me a waaaaaaaaaah-mbulance!"
This comment actually annoyed us so much that we decided to read David's whole review, and sure enough the guy is a whining bitch throughout. Our favorite part was when David said, "the universe obviously hates us all." What is this, the mid-90s? Is he sitting in his parent's basement listening to Type-O Negative? Yeah, we're going to go ahead and guess there are some deeper issues here, Dave. Seriously. Get a puppy. Get laid. Loosen up! Jesus! People who want to feel like they're too smart for Nacho Libre shouldn't go see the movie in the first place. If however, you're a mentally sound individual with real live friends that you've met in person, give 'em a call, hide a couple Negro Modelos in your waistband and go laugh at a few (expertly timed) fart gags.
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