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      Strange Brew

      PG Now Playing 1 hr. 30 min. Comedy TRAILER for Strange Brew: Trailer 1 List
      75% 24 Reviews Tomatometer 81% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score In their quest for free beer, bumbling Canadian brothers Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) wind up working at the Elsinore Brewery. The hapless lads uncover a sinister mind-control plot spearheaded by Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow) and must stop the scheme, which also involves Uncle Claude (Paul Dooley), a member of the Elsinore family. As Bob and Doug try to prevent Smith from taking over the world, they also manage to drink plenty of their favorite sudsy beverage. Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      Though lowbrow in intent and outcome, Strange Brew effectively mines laughs from its unique premise and likeable stars.

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      Audience Member A comedy loosely based on works of Hamlet starring Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, and Max Von Sydow Bob and Doug Mackenzie are brothers dreaming of free beer They end up working for Elsinore Brewery Brewmeister Smith is the mastermind behind a scheme of mind-control via drugs prone to certain audio tones so it's up to both of them to stop him They drink plenty of their favorite beer in the meantime Both of them also end up saving Pam, a woman who is the sole heir to the beer company These characters pretty much embody the most obvious Canadian stereotype For a movie from a sketch comedy team it's quite silly Yet harmless given Moranis and Thomas are equivalents of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern So many silly things in here from an ice hockey rink in a beer factory to an overinflated man to a flying dog This ended up having a cult following which makes it one of the rare films based on sketches that gets a pass Nothing great but passable Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/28/23 Full Review Omri F The goofy humor and exaggerated Canadian accents keep it entertaining for a bit, but the jokes start to get repetitive and the accents get annoying Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/20/23 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 1.5 hours ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/05/23 Full Review Brian B Terrible movie, eh? Funny movie in the 80's but didn't age well. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/14/23 Full Review Christopher N I love this movie. This is one I pull out once a year and laugh my butt off at it all over again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Michael W This comedy classic was great. Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas, Max von Sydow, Lynne Griffin, Paul Dooley, Len Doncheff, Angus MacInnes, and the rest of the cast did a great job in this movie. The plot of the movie was entertaining and humorous. It's about a couple of drunk brothers that plan to stop an evil doctor from sending beer with a mind control drug in it to take over the world. If you haven't seen this movie yet, check it out sometime. It's a must see. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Trevor Johnston Time Out The plotline (derived from Hamlet) soon goes flat. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Janet Maslin New York Times The price of a ticket could buy enough beer for an experience at least as memorable as this one. Rated: 2/5 Aug 30, 2004 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle [A] funny movie about a couple of Canadians who sit around and drink a lot. Mar 10, 2003 Full Review M.V. Moorhead Less Hat, Moorhead This very silly but sweet-natured and sometimes hilarious '80s curio deserves a bigger cult. I defy anyone to deny the ring of Shakespearean poetry in a line like "Gee, you're real nice. If I didn't have puke breath, I'd kiss you." Apr 26, 2022 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com This is a silly, goofy, innocent comic classic. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media Classic '80s send-up of Canada; lots of beer drinking. Rated: 4/5 Feb 21, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In their quest for free beer, bumbling Canadian brothers Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) wind up working at the Elsinore Brewery. The hapless lads uncover a sinister mind-control plot spearheaded by Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow) and must stop the scheme, which also involves Uncle Claude (Paul Dooley), a member of the Elsinore family. As Bob and Doug try to prevent Smith from taking over the world, they also manage to drink plenty of their favorite sudsy beverage.
      Director
      Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
      Executive Producer
      Jack Grossberg
      Screenwriter
      Steve De Jarnatt, Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 26, 1983, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 14, 2014
      Sound Mix
      Mono, Stereo
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