Beerfest (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 25, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The bloated running time (110 minutes!) certainly doesn't do the film any favors...

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Even in a wacky, stupid comedy like this you have to have some thread of a plot.

Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

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.

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

Beerfest plays like a party that's gone on too long, when the buzz has worn off and the hangover starts to set in.

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Scott Weinberg
DVD Clinic

Five pounds of (funny) stuff in a 12-pound bag.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Yeah it's stupid, and that's why I liked it. Any movie where actor Jurgen Prochnow tells a Das Boot in-joke is alright by me. The title of this film… More
Spencer S.
Not as great as Super Troopers, but definitely warrants watching if you're a fan of Jackass or Ashton Kutcher.
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[img][/img] In recent years we've seen dozens of low brow comedies, back in the 90's… More
Conner Rainwater
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… More
Alex roy
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… More
Lenny Muggsy
Just doesn't do it for me, probably Broken Lizard's second best work after Super Troopers. Has some memorable moments.