The Greatest Beer Run Ever

critic Reviews

, 39% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Far from intoxicating, The Greatest Beer Run Ever reduces its fun fact-based story to a flat, flavorless brew.
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    It fills in the gaps with hackneyed lessons in "war is bad"-ism, along with Chickie's slow awakening that — newsflash! — maybe Vietnam wasn't being fought for the right reasons...
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    ... Sorry, there’s just no way on planet Tinseltown that poor Zac Efron should be handed a movie this badly written and be expected to carry it, almost single-handedly, to the finish line.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    A movie that’s about as a realistic about combat, trauma, and death as a high school play.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    It has its heart and mind in the right place... even if we might not want to hear what they are telling us.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    The Greatest Beer Run Ever is far too interested in having a good time to get too heavy about a bygone American argument, but there are truths to be found in the film, by peering through its various fogs of war.
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    Despite a fizzy Efron and appearances from both Crowe and Bill Murray, this film’s desire to be both earnest and endearingly jocular has a resulted in a delivery that feels -- and tastes -- decidedly flat.
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tom MeekCambridge Day
    Russell Crowe adds a nice, gruff touch as the war correspondent Chickie teams up with as Saigon starts to fall (shades of Peter Weir’s great The Year of Living Dangerously).
    Read full article
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ezequiel BoettiOtroscines.com
    Takes on a dramatic tone as Chickie, tangled up in bureaucracy and a trajectory that shifts as operations progress, realizes the disasters of war, making the film's anti-war message as obvious as it is effective. [Full review in Spanish]
    Read full article
  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Brian VinerDaily Mail (UK)
    It's pretty corny but bowls along watchably enough.
    Read full article