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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: 29
    see all Beerfest reviews
  • Audience

    76%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: In telling the story of a secret Fight Club-style drinking competition that literally takes place beneath Munich's famous Oktoberfest, it hopes to become the ultimate frat-boy beer-drinking cult movie. I don't think it gets there.

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Friday, August 25, 2006

Rotten: My best suggestion for people who insist on going to see this immense waste of time? Go drunk.

- Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times, Friday, August 25, 2006

Rotten: Beerfest is a film that appears to have been conceived on the back of a beermat and its trashy direction, nonexistent plot and dismal comic mugging would seem to suggest that preparations progressed no further.

- David Jenkins, Time Out, Saturday, September 23, 2006

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

Just doesn't do it for me, probably Broken Lizard's second best work after Super Troopers. Has some memorable moments.

- Chiefilms, Thursday, September 18, 2008

3 stars

Hilarious...I find that anything directed by Jay Chandrasekhar is usually pretty damn good.

- gatorgirl13, Monday, March 3, 2008