Napoleon Dynamite

Lists: Comedy, Absurdist comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home."

Overall Ranking: 2509 (Rank from 2004: # 48)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 16.67%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 16.67%
Burnt 16.67%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins90 - A real oddball comedy. It won't suit everyone's tastes but had me laughing from start to finish.
(full review)
Comedy: 8
Rewatch: 9
Thomas Pollock80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest74
Gorgon Reviews43
Jay of Life Vs Film30(full review)
David Baruffi11.6

People Involved

  • Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Aaron Ruell (Kip Dynamite)
  • Jon Gries (Uncle Rico)
  • Efren Ramirez (Pedro Sanchez)
  • Shondrella Avery (LaFawnduh)
  • Haylie Duff (Summer)
  • Tina Majorino (Deb)
  • Diedrich Bader (Rex)
  • Sandy Martin (Grandma)
  • Trevor Snarr (Don)
  • Emily Dunn (Trisha)
  • Ellen Dubin (Ilene)
  • Jared Hess (Director)