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      Beerfest

      2006, Comedy, 1h 50m

      107 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      Beerfest features some laugh-inducing gags, but is too long and the pacing too uneven to form a coherent, functioning comedy. Read critic reviews

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      Two brothers (Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter) from America happen upon a secret and centuries-old beer-games competition during a visit to Germany's Oktoberfest. After losing badly, they return to America, assemble an impressive team of brew-lovers and return to Germany for a rematch.

      Cast & Crew

      Jay Chandrasekhar
      Kevin Heffernan
      Erik Stolhanske
      Paul Soter
      Steve Lemme
      Jürgen Prochnow
      Cloris Leachman
      Braden Anderson
      Frank G. DeMarco
      Lee Haxall
      Clark Hunter
      Michael Beugg
      Thomas Tull
      William Fay

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      • Mar 14, 2015

        Not one of Broken Lizard's strongest entries, but perhaps classic viewing for those in the state that it's characters are: Drunk.

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      • Jan 16, 2013

        [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] In recent years we've seen dozens of low brow comedies, back in the 90's when they were first arriving into mainstream taste many of them were surprising, shocking but also quite funny. Beerfest makes a fair attempt at achieving this, but from the opening unfolds as an annoying, pointless attempt at lowest common denominator crude humour caught on camera. In fact worse than knowingly low brow, because it actually thinks that it's smart. Honestly explaining the flaws of this film is even easier than the task of watching it the actors have the worst comedic timing imaginable. I ended up begging for something funny to happen. I mean if a film wants to be shamelessly upfront about how witlessly simple minded it is the jokes need to be hilarious and somehow realistic but the plot of Beerfest, just to call it a plot is innappropriate and non existent. It's basically a sequence of unoriginal and unfunny gags that make countless attempts at raunch but end up coming across as urgently vulgar. The excuse for it's existence is for some rudely fun chorkles but it has the nerve to try and engage with us and tug at our heartstrings. That plot device alone takes up absolutely loads of valuable laughing time and extends the whole affair to a whopping and groan inducingly tiresome 110 minutes. The worst part is that the fratboy characters are likable as they need to be, but that alone is not a good enough excuse to enjoy it as a comedy. Personally I don't think it will become the cult adolescent fantasy that it want's to be but as a person who wanted a decent, crazy, madcap, headstrong comedy to kill some of my free time I felt completely bored and very dissapointed. To be frank the actors appeared to be having a much better time in the film then I was having to watch them, the film seemed to have no value whatsoever apart from being their big, uninteresting and stupidly expensive in-joke.

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      • Apr 25, 2012

        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.

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      • Nov 29, 2011

        I want to give this film such a terrible rating, but I laughed so hard during it that I can't.

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