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Nacho Libre

Jack Black plays a pudgy monk in a poor Latin American monastery who cooks for orphans. Knowing he needs better ingredients to help the homeless children, he takes on the name of Nacho Libre, dons a pair of stretchy pants and a ski mask, and then enters a local wrestling ring to earn some money. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release: 15 Jun 2006
Video Release: 23 Oct 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Nacho Libre Rated PG?

Even as a child Nacho dreamed of life as a luchador, stealing materials such as a string of rosary beads, to make a costume. As an adult, he hides his secret life as a lucha fighter by lying to the other priests and swearing one orphan to secrecy. In preparation for their fight, Nacho and his partner inflict pain on themselves by shooting one another with arrows, jumping on or throwing things at each other, going into a ring with an angry bull and one of them even gets cow manure smeared on his face. Nacho has a habit of passing gas and several scenes take place in a bathroom with moderate amounts of potty humor involved. The script relies on other crude antics and comments for humor as well. Once he is outfitted in skin-tight pants, Nacho tries to impress the nun by flexing his buttock muscles and drawing attention to his body. Some partially exposed buttocks are seen at one point. In the ring, the fighters repeatedly kick, hit, toss and slap one another. One man’s hair is pulled out and another is hit with a chair. Later a man has his foot run over and one character is punched in the nose. During a religious ceremony a man’s robe starts on fire and he is engulfed in flames. Some mildly sexual comments are also made. For some viewers, the casual treatment of religious themes (such as baptism and discussions of Deity) and religious objects may also be a concern.

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