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08/19/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Napoleon Dynamite review

Funny, uplifting and refreshing look at high-school. A unique and weird direction from MTV films. An odd geek named Napoleon Dynamite has a brother named Kip who chats online to find his soul-mate. His Uncle Rico arrives to take care of them. Pedro Sánchez is befriended by Napoleon and have plans of running for class President. This would have not been entertaining if it weren't for the sensational geeky performance of Jon Heder. It's humor though at times a bit juvenile, were effective in most scenes. Screenplay was a bit sketchy and amateurish but still conveys the messages of friendship, school adversities and dreams. The feel of Napoleon Dynamite was much like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but with less action of course and fantasy aspects. Th camera direction relies on the com...

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12/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Teenagers Will Love It, Everyone Else Should Run

Usually, after seeing a film for the first time, I have a 1-10 score in my mind that I plan to assign the film when I later write my review. If not, I'm usually fighting between two numbers. But Napoleon Dynamite has simply confounded me. It has taken me some time to decide whether I absolutely adore this film, or absolutely despise it.

Napoleon Dynamite doesn't have a true plot (the only suggestion of a plot doesn't even occur until halfway into the film), but it does have a sort of premise. We follow the adventures of Napoleon Dynamite, a junior in Highschool, whom is nerdy, not particularly bright, and completely unpopular (he has but one friend; Pedro). Napoleon also has a brother named Kip, who's a nerd like him, who spends most of his time hanging out in "chatrooms" online.


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07/07/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

"nap[oleon Dynamite" by Yojimbo

Napoleon Dynamite is based on a series of skits that were showcased on MTV and feature a buck-toothed, slack-jawed high school nerd who lives in a fantasy world of his own construction. It's an affectionate parody of small town America in the "triumph of the geek" tradition in which the social outcasts find happiness and acceptance in the face of abuse and derision by their more popular peers. It's more gently amusing than laugh out loud funny as it's just a series of surreal skits revolving around Napoleon and his family's social awkwardness but it's a lot more likeable than most American comedies of this type because it avoids the usual formula of hateful middle class yobs and their bodily secretions amidst vile misogyny that has become the staple of the genre since American Pie sullied...

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07/12/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Napoleon Dynamite

I have a friend who would always quote from this movie, not to mention how many times she would answer someone or something with the word "Gosh" in exactly the same tone as Nopoleon Dynamite did. So I thought I better watch it and see what all the fuss was about.

So, it's about a nerd, Napolean Dynamite, who becomes friends with the new kid and helps him to win class president.

I didn't enjoy it much at all. I found it boring, with nothing much happening throughout the movie. Movies are supposed to have a climax point, where they get to the main part of the movie, and after that the movie winds down, but with this film, the movie was the same all the way through. It didn't have any ups or downs.

There was only one good thing about this entire movie: Napolean Dynamite's dancing ...

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