Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
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  1. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    70
    Sticks to formula but delivers some seriously dumb laughs.
  2. Proudly, and often hilariously, juvenile, "Destiny" is packed with typically grandiose Tenacious D anthems - the sort that thrill 15-year-old boys listening alone in their bedrooms.
  3. Comic gold for anyone who is currently stoned, has been stoned in the past or spends a lot of time around stoned people.
  4. 63
    The beginning and end are classics.
  5. 63
    Ultimately, Tenacious D is a sight gag -- two unprepossessing, chunky dudes rocking out like wiry guitar gods -- supplemented by spot-on digs at the macho bombast and Dungeons & Dragons silliness that drives heavy-metal mania.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    The movie is spotty. The short films, essentially comic sketches, were more consistently funny. The movie lags on occasion, but it also has quite a few laughs.
  7. 63
    As a movie, it’s a mess — and lazy, too.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    80
    In the end, Jack, Kyle and director Liam Lynch ("Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic") have created more than just a low-brow comedy, they've created a comedic saga, a film more rock show than movie.
  9. Works just like a Tenacious D song. The movie feels giddy and eruptive, dopily enthralled with itself, and more or less made up on the spot.
  10. 67
    In a world in which "Borat" is a global brand, there's certainly a place for Tenacious D -- who, after all, are merely the greatest band in the world: Just ask 'em.
  11. It's colorful and determinedly kooky, with "Kung Fu" references and an H.R. Pufnstuf interlude between performances.
  12. 70
    "The Blues Brothers" it is not, but in its best moments, the movie feels like a comic exaggeration of the real hardships that a couple of average, decidedly unhip guys went through on their unlikely way to the top.
  13. 67
    From the looks of it, a good 90 percent of The D's creative juices were expended on The Pick Of Destiny's brilliant opening sequence.
  14. 63
    The Pick of Destiny is fast and funny, and you can't beat the songs (especially the not exactly heartwrenching Dude I Totally Miss You).
  15. Baked and half-baked, Tenacious D does manage to give the term potty humor a new meaning. That's some kind of genius, right?
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 142 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 66
  2. Negative: 19 out of 66
  1. RyanM.
    Dec 26, 2008
    10
    Pure genius.
  2. Jul 24, 2013
    9
    I'm really not sure how it bombed so bad. I immediately connected with the film. I've watched it many times and consider it a comedy classicI'm really not sure how it bombed so bad. I immediately connected with the film. I've watched it many times and consider it a comedy classic in my library. To each their own, I say! What has one person quaking with laughter doesn't do it for another. That's fine, but, if you dig the D then you should give this a shot because it's pretty drop dead hilarious. Full Review »
  3. Gaz
    Jun 8, 2013
    7
    A cheesy, low-budget movie featuring Tenacious D. It's not intended for people who aren't fans of the greatest rock and roll band of all time.A cheesy, low-budget movie featuring Tenacious D. It's not intended for people who aren't fans of the greatest rock and roll band of all time. It's dumb, it's rockin', it's hilarious. What more do you want? Full Review »