Parent reviews for Nacho Libre

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Common Sense says

age 11+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 46 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 56 reviews

age 2+

One of the best movies out there

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age 10+

Mexican black panther

as a mexican I love this film, genuinely funny for kids? depends on the child but i would overall recommend it for kids 10 and up

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Too much swearing
age 18+

Terrible movie I don’t recommend wasting the time

Bad movie, this is the worst movie I have ever see very poorly made and bad acting
age 5+

Great hidden gem

This movie isn't perfect but it's one of my favorites. Sure it's kinda stupid at times (fart jokes and poop humor that seems shoe-horned in by the studio) but there is definitely a charm to it. First off this movie is shot incredibly well, anyone over 16 can appreciate how good this film looks; the cinematography is top notch. From the authentic filming location, in Oaxaca, Mexico, to costume design. It's directed by Jared Hess (dir. Napoleon Dynamite) so no surprise it has that "indie" look and feel to it. Second, the soundtrack is insanely underrated. It's got some "classical" Mexican songs, a few by Beck, and shockingly Danny Elfman ( Nightmare Before Christmas, Mission Impossible, Beetlejuice, and many more). While it's true that I might be watching this movie through rose tinted glasses (as this was one of my favorite childhood movies and I have some great memories attached to it), I unironically believe that this is a hidden gem that gets way more hate than it should. If you look past a few scenes that seem like the studio forced in this is one of the great modern cult classic films. Anyways that was my rant about a movie, hug hug, kiss kiss, hug hug, big kiss, little hug, kiss kiss, little kiss and definitely give this movie a chance!

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age 2+

Must Watch!!

We have 6 kids. We all LOVE this movie! It's the best. NO sex, NO fowl language and it has a great TRUE plot behind the movie. I honestly don't know how anyone can rate this negatively. I think those who rated it poorly didn't even watch it entirely. There's no way you can rate such a funny movie so terribly. Ignore the bad reviews. Watch it and judge for yourself!
age 2+

Fun and Positive

We love this movie and I just let my four kids, 10, 7, 4, and 2, mixed boys and girls watch it for the first time. They really like it! I watched with them and explained the positive aspects, helping the orphans, chaste friendship, etc... as well as the moments of fighting, stealing, etc. Overall I think this is a funny and sweet movie with so many positive messages and it is based on a true story as well.

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age 7+

Silly fun for all

Hilarious and loosely based on a real monk. Appropriate for kids and makes adults guffaw. Comic wrestling violence is portrayed mildly. So much fun.
age 7+

The Napoleon Dynamite of small-town olden days Mexico

The whole family loved this movie and it's one of our new favorites. It's a good-hearted film with lovable characters. Two tiny wrestler creatures (half human I guess, with furry faces) might frighten toddlers but they are played for laughs not for scares. There is wrestling violence, but of the kind that involves farts and talentless sneak attacks. The most risque it gets is when the main character [SPOILERS], a janitor monk, invites an attractive young nun to his room, in order to, he says, enjoy "some toast." Of course, this film being what it is, he and she are later seen alone together in a room, sitting in silence and noisily crunching into two slices of plain, dry toast. This is one the kids will want to watch again and again.

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age 12+

nacho libre is not for little kids

i think nacho libre is a amazing movie but its not for little kids because the wrestling scenes are very vilonte and nachos partner throws a corn on the cob into a guys eye and it also has some sexual innuendo with that being said i dont reccomend nacho libre for anyone under the age of 12

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Too much sex
age 5+

it is great for young boy that are already into wrestling and put a fun spin on the whole thing.

I wind my grand kids up by yelling Nocho Libre. they asked me what it means i said rough translation Free my Nacho's so now they run around yelling Nocho Libre free my potatoe chips. ??? Whatever. it makes them happy. it is just a fun movie for young boys.