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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
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  • 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

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

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

0 star

One of the worst films I have ever seen.

- SirPant, Tuesday, August 10, 2010