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Beerfest

comedy


After a humiliating false start in Germany's super-secret underground beer competition, America's unlikely team vows to risk life, limb and liver to dominate the ultimate chug-a-lug championship. The laughs are on the haus!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    41%
  • Audience Score
    76%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

Beer and burps; only for Broken Lizard fans.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this intentionally stupid, vulgar comedy features incessant beer drinking. Characters are frequently drunk, hung over, throwing up, burping, and peeing in public urinals. Most scenes are set in bars, at parties, or at drinking competitions. Several scenes feature topless women and/or women engaged in sexual activity with lusty or drunken men. Crude humor and language are featured throughout the film, including verbal and visual references to sex/ejaculation, prostitution, Jewishness, obesity, masturbation, flatulence, funerals, social expectations, and boundaries. Characters also smoke cigarettes, cigars, and pot.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about stupid comedies. What's the appeal? Who's the intended audience? How do these types of movies represent women? Is there any part of this movie that's meant to be taken seriously? What messages does it send about drinking and sex?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    41%
    reviews counted: 10
    see all Beerfest reviews
  • Audience

    76%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The bloated running time (110 minutes!) certainly doesn't do the film any favors...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, July 21, 2007

Fresh:

- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fresh:

- Gary Susman, Boston Phoenix, Thursday, April 23, 2009

Audience Reviews

4 stars

A fun comedy that doesn't try to trick you into thinking its anything else but a light-hearted story. The plot is completely obvious and ridiculous, but that's kind've why I love it so much. Broken Lizard is always consistent in their quality and making movies for movie-lovers and people that like to enjoy dumb yet smart films.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, April 15, 2010

2 stars

Beerfest is a decent comedy with good laughs. Considering that this was directed by the same guys who made Super Troopers, this film is a bit of a letdown. The film does have good comedic moments, but compared to Super Troopers is less memorable. Beerfest though may have its flaws, but it definitely is a decent comedy to watch with friends. Beerfest is good for what it is, there's never anything great at work on-screen. The film has a few good laughs, but it never succeeds at being a standout comedy flick. Beer fest is a worthy comedy to watch, just don't expect anything great to come out of it. The comedy is decent and is decent, but the filmmakers have made far better films than this. Beerfest is really a film to watch with friends. I found the film to be quite amusing, but it lacked a little something to really make it stand out like Broken Lizard's other comedy, Super Troopers. If you're looking a decent comedy, then this is your film. Although not perfect, Beerfest does have a few good laughs. I enjoyed how silly this film was, but I also thought the film had more potential in being a great comedy. If the filmmakers would have spent a little more time with the script, Beerfest would have been a much better film. This is a fun comedy that should have been much better, nonetheless it still manages to be loads of fun and bring on a few a few laughs. Worth watching if you've enjoyed Super Troopers.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Thursday, April 26, 2012

1 star

Instead of a chick flick, this movie is a guy movie - with drinking, burping, bare breasts, stupid characters, etc. I found the beer (and humour) tasteless. Pass on this movie.

- Redlats, Monday, September 1, 2008