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Napoleon Dynamite

2004 American comedy film produced by Jeremy Coon, Chris Wyatt and Sean Covel, written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared Hess Website

Approval Rate: 68%

68%Approval ratio

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    baccerchewer57

    Sun Feb 27 2011

    good movie, doesnt make sense sober, makes perfect sense after you smoke a fat doobie

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    jcgrisham1084

    Thu Jul 29 2010

    this is a simple, and funny movie. in this day of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, we have a movie that is, calm, and yet still funny. Jon Heder plays the title charter, and embodies the spirit of all those down trodden kids that suffered in high school. if you love a good psychological comedy, buy this movie, and watch it over and over again.

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    ashlynstrobel

    Sun May 24 2009

    Ok...I don't understand all the positive reviews on this movie. This was so godawful, so unbelieveably SLOW AND so UNFUNNY, I had to turn it off after 10 minutes of viewing. Just because we don't find something slapstick hilarious doesn't mean we don't have a sense of humor. We all have different tastes and styles. And this movie wasn't it for me. STAY AWAY from this piece of crap movie.

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    nancykircher

    Sat May 23 2009

    Do you ever feel like our world needs a well-written comedy that isn't driven by mindless sex or profanity? Well if you are, you've found the perfect movie! Here we have an independent comedy written/directed by rookie director Jared Hess who captures the true reality of a nerd who's life can't get any worse at this point in time. The movie starts with a cheesy (even though I'm OK with it being cheesy), opening credits sequence where there is a different background every 5-10 seconds, and you either see a plate of food with names written out of condiments, or names on pencils or sticks of Chapstick. After this you see Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), an afro-nerd who groans while waiting for the bus in Preston, Idaho. At school he draws medieval warriors/beasts, eats lunch with his friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez), and is pushed around by the school bully. He then returns home to his older brother Kip (Aaron Ruell) who loves to chat online, and his grandma. Napoleon also feeds the family ... Read more

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    gris2575

    Tue May 12 2009

    Funny, quotable movie.

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    ayn9b559

    Tue May 12 2009

    This movie is the namesake of two of my reptiles, I enjoy the stupidity of this movie when I am in the right mindset--i.e. drunk.

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    lking8608

    Thu May 07 2009

    THis is a really funny movie and very affordable.I got it for my son for an Easter present.He loved it!!!!

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    thetaoofnetfli_x

    Wed May 06 2009

    This is a great movie, and very family friendly. It involves one of the most socially awkward people ever to grace the screens (Napoleon); the best part is that he's so awkward, but he has absolutely no idea that he is, and readily assumes that's he's a dude, particularly as exemplified by his prom outfit choice. Sadly, he completely reminds me of practically every classmate I had at college, gasp.

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    brianmacleod

    Fri Apr 10 2009

    To say this movie is pretty much the worst one ever made it would be an insult to excrement the world over, and please spare yourself the pain, because I agree that I did enjoy the movie, but, however, it's pretty much the worst movie ever made, and NEVER BUY THIS MOVIE, BECAUSE THAT'S A BAD ONE, AND IT'S THE WORST ONE EVER MADE. This is not a movie that you probably can't handle, so, I would throw that movie in the garbage and say "I've had enough of this movie, take it away", because Liar Liar with Jim Carrey, Me, Myself and Irene with Jim Carrey and Step Brothers with John C. Reilly are just the worst movies and videos ever made, plus they are not making any friends of me and, they're just not the best, so never watch them and don't buy them, because I'd call those four movies a 'phony', and I agree that those movies are pretty fakey looking, as I say those four movies of "Liar Liar" starring Jim Carrey, "Step Brothers" starring Will Farrell, "Me, Myself and Irene" starring Jim Carr... Read more

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    cyclee

    Sun Feb 01 2009

    This was a comedy? I thought it was a psychological thriller. I was so thrilled by its dumbness.

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    solenoid_dh

    Sun Feb 01 2009

    I enjoyed this movie - it has no real plot, no moral that it's trying to teach, no swear words....just a fun study of geekdom. I hope to see it again. One of the best lines in movie history: "I WISH YOU'D GET OUT OF MY LIFE AND SHUT UP!" har har

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    caroline112

    Mon Dec 29 2008

    i'm i the only one that wants to kick that guys ass

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    jennifer8300

    Wed Nov 19 2008

    sorry but ..........

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    sagigurl

    Sat Oct 04 2008

    I could actually feel my brain cells dying due to the stupidity of that movie

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    jamie_finn

    Thu Sep 11 2008

    one of my very favorite movies

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    hondarider91

    Tue Aug 19 2008

    Best quotes:"Last week, Japanese scientists placed explosive detonators at the bottom of lake Loch Ness to blow Nessie out of the water.  Sir Cort Godfrey of the Nessie Alliance summoned the help of Scotland's local wizards to cast a protective spell over the lake and its residents and to those who wish to keep peace with our underwater ally.""Yeah, there are a lot of gangs at this school but none that will recruit me because i'm not skilled with a bow staff.""Hey Napoleon what did you do this summer"?"I told you already, I spent the summer with my uncle in Alaska hunting Wolverines.""Did you kill any"?"Yes like 50 of em', they were attacking my cousins, what the heck would you do in that situation"?"What kind of gun did you use"?"A freakin' 12-gauge, what do you think"?Lol.

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    the_masked_cracka

    Tue Aug 19 2008

    2 hours I want back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    jake_armitage

    Mon Aug 18 2008

    A funny high quality comedy. Napoleon Dynamite is set in a kind of surreal suburban desert setting with a set of eccentric characters, and what is scary is that we all have seen people like this in real life am I wrong? I have a tendency to shy away from things that get too mainstream popular, but in the case of this movie I can't help but still like it despite it's huge success. The scene near the end with Napoleon dancing is classic, I watched it like 10 times when I first saw it on DVD.

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    shockit

    Thu Aug 14 2008

    Dumbest funny movie i've seen

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    dirty_little_mary

    Wed Aug 13 2008

    I know...I know

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    blonde_hair_purple_converse_and_scrubs884

    Tue Aug 12 2008

    hmm...

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    tarren56

    Tue Aug 12 2008

    can i have your tots lol

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    myspace_194981856

    Fri Aug 01 2008

    Future classic!

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    steve663

    Tue Jul 22 2008

    loved this film!!

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    spike65

    Sat Jul 19 2008

    Over-rated but it has it's moments. Give it credit for being very different than most of the dreck coming out of Hollywood.

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    monkey11611

    Fri Jul 11 2008

    haha, people didn't give it enough credit

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    nero432

    Fri Jul 11 2008

    I fell asleep through it

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    jmshockey021

    Fri Jul 04 2008

    Fuckin Shitty.

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    snoopdaddi

    Wed Jul 02 2008

    THIS IS FUNNY STUFF!!

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    courtney181

    Mon Jun 30 2008

    It's a Liger -- a lion and a tiger

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    caleb983

    Wed Jun 25 2008

    One of a kind. There have been imitators since, but this movie was the start.

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    ashleyhearts

    Wed Jun 25 2008

    It's good once or twice in a lifetime, but that's it.

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    diams_khloe_diams_reg

    Mon Jun 23 2008

    didnt see it

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    ain_gil

    Mon Jun 23 2008

    Okay... but weird

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    taylor_223

    Mon Jun 23 2008

    8TH GRADE DANCE THEME!

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    brett_bessie_bess

    Fri Jun 20 2008

    awsome goooosh

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    darcy_lynn

    Fri Jun 20 2008

    odd humor but still made me laugh

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    taylorr

    Thu Jun 19 2008

    This movie was so random and different that it made the 5 star list. I saw it twice and loved it both times. =)

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    scarletfeather

    Thu Jun 19 2008

    I hated it at first, but I admit parts of it are funny. What turned me off was whoever directed the movie, seemed to be laughing at the characters for being oddballs, and expected us to laugh, too.

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    private_punx

    Wed Jun 18 2008

    not memorable

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    jack_azz

    Tue Jun 17 2008

    Some gangs are looking at recruiting my for my sweet bowstaff skillz!!!

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    myspace_59067276

    Mon Jun 16 2008

    Classic, wasn't a huge fan at first...the more I watch it the more I like it

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    georges11

    Sat Jun 14 2008

    i only watched this movie because my kids encouraged me. i was doubtful but it is a clever and funny movie. i would vote for Pedro.

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    loc_dog

    Sat Jun 14 2008

    Tina it some dinner you fat lard

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    myspace_162525219

    Fri Jun 13 2008

    Gooshh!!!!!! LOL

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    sk8ter_boi

    Wed Jun 11 2008

    gosh....can i hav some chap-stic

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    michaelsgirlfo_rever

    Wed Jun 11 2008

    I hated this movie!!!!

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    win108

    Wed Jun 11 2008

    I got mad skills

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    lisa45

    Mon Jun 09 2008

    This had to have been the stupidist and cheesiest movie ever made; But it was so stupid and true to life that it worked and you just kept laughing.