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Nacho Libre stinks!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TheSportsPredictor, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So say the reviewers.

    Roger Ebert:  It takes some doing to make a Jack Black comedy that doesn't work. But "Nacho Libre" does it.

    Slate: Black has the potential to be the rare comedian capable of making lemons into lemonade, but the fruit he's squeezing here is bone-dry.

    Cleveland Plain Dealer: The teaming of the wildly likable Black with the Hesses and co-screenwriter Mike White ("The School of Rock") led me to believe this would be a sure-fire laugh riot and a high point of June movie-hopping. Instead, it's just another summer dud.
  2. DisembodiedOwlHead

    DisembodiedOwlHead Active Member

    Thanks, Jay Sherman.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    My wife actually wants to see this. So I imagine I'll see it wth her.

    Critics rarely like 'family' films and I tend to like movies they don't just because I go to movies for a couple of hours escaping rather than looking for a masterpiece.
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Bone-dry fruit?
  6. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    Napoleon Dynamite set in Mexico anyone?
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    How is this thread title a surprise? At all?
  8. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    I saw a long trailer for it a couple months ago. I think it was five minutes long and it was horrible. I've liked Jack Black in most of his movies, but this one holds zero interest for me. Actually, less than zero because he owes me five minutes of life for watching that trailer.
  9. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    The threat of a good comic actor affecting a bad accent, or voice, for an entire movie usually is a red flag for me.
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Yeah, like in the Pink Panther movies.
  11. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    The title a Mr. Obvious comment if I've ever seen one.
  12. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Good call.

    Witness Dan Aykroyd in Caddyshack 2.
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