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When American brothers Todd and Jan Wolfhouse travel to Germany to spread their grandfather's ashes at Oktoberfest, they stumble upon a super-secret, centuries old, underground beer games competition -- "Beerfest," the secret Olympics of beer drinking. The brothers receive a less than warm welcome from their German cousins, the Von Wolfhausens, who humiliate Todd and Jan, slander their relatives, and finally cast them out of the event. Vowing to return in a year to defend their country and their family's honor, the Wolfhouse boys assemble a ragtag dream team of beer drinkers… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

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"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
"My best suggestion for people who insist on going to see this immense waste of time? Go drunk."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"The bloated running time (110 minutes!) certainly doesn't do the film any favors..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"...aggressively, rampantly, jaw-droppingly dull."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Fans of Broken Lizard's previous work will enjoy this beer-fuddled effort; for anyone else it has its moments, but is best watched through beer-goggles."
‑ James Swanwick, Empire Magazine
"Even in a wacky, stupid comedy like this you have to have some thread of a plot."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Ok, so maybe you don't absolutely have to have a Y chromosome and be 14 years old (or have the mind of a 14-year-old) to appreciate the freshmanic humor that is Beerfest. But, oh, does it help."
‑ Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"The Broken Lizard crew amuse each other with enough banal antics (can anything else account for this film running nearly two hours?) that the sober viewer suffers enormous gaps of boredom between good jokes."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"Broad strokes comedy in which fat characters are hot dog eating champions and Germans are a beer-chugging cross between Captain von Trapp, Hitler and Heidi"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Like a bad batch of homebrew - all the ingredients are there for a fun comedy, but it's just a bit off."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"I felt oddly respected: Neck-deep in barley and boobs, marinated in urine, Beerfest panders shamelessly to the 15-year-old in this 30-year-old... without assuming he is a 15-year-old."
‑ Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
"Beerfest plays like a party that's gone on too long, when the buzz has worn off and the hangover starts to set in."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
"Five pounds of (funny) stuff in a 12-pound bag."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"It's not for everyone, but this delivers pretty much everything you could be expecting from a film called Beerfest."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Possibly the most irresponsible movie ever made and also one of the worst."
‑ Boo Allen, Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
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