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Beer League (2006)



Average Rating: 3.6/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 6

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An unemployed, alcoholic thirtysomething who still lives with his mother and can't seem to muster the motivation to turn his life around finds that all's fair in love and softball when his team is threatened with ejection from the league in a raunchy sports comedy starring Howard Stern Show regular Artie Lange. For the sluggers from Ed's Bar and Swill, the weekly trip to the local diamond is more about drinking and roughhousing than it is about such technicalities as hitting home runs and



Jan 2, 2007


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Beer League is raunchy and tacky, but it's a hell of a lot funnier than something like Failure To Launch.

October 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Artie Lange, Howard Stern's radio sidekick, somehow manages to make beer-league softball seem no fun at all in this extremely lowbrow comedy.

September 19, 2006
New York Times
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Sitting through this film is like spending the night in that sleazy bar you swore you'd never go in, not even to use the bathroom.

September 19, 2006 | Comment (1)
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Does the movie hit a home run? Hardly. But it's at least a single.

September 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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The sort of lowbrow sports comedy best enjoyed on a 50-inch screen with a six-pack, a bucket of wings and a fast-forward button.

September 19, 2006
New York Post
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The inanity is harmless, thoroughly predictable and ultimately disposable.

September 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Newsday
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This is a foul ball of a comedy -- a raunchy, raucous frat party.

February 2, 2009 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly
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Beer League is not for tender ears, but more for the beer-bellied, rascally rule breaker in all of us, and most importantly, there's a great chance something in here will make you laugh.

December 18, 2006 Full Review Source:

a whole lot of lewd potty humor that doesn't really add up to anything substantial, a guilty pleasure of sorts when taken in small bursts, but which grows somewhat tiresome in the long run

December 11, 2006 Full Review Source:

When a small delivery of casual swearing from Seymour Cassell earns your movie's biggest laugh, there's definitely a problem.

December 10, 2006 Full Review Source:

Now softball has its own seminal classic.

September 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A cavalcade of colorful profanity, bachelor-party hooker gags ... and shopworn bodily function jokes, this vehicle for Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange is slob comedy at its slobbiest.

September 15, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Doesn't contain the average laugh quotient of half of Lange's daily Stern appearances, but its also far less obnoxious than non-fans would expect it to be.

June 23, 2006 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for Beer League

I never really enjoyed Artie Lange, but I gave this film a shot, thinking it may be good. I was wrong. This is a bad film that has too many jokes that fall flat, and just isn't that funny. Lange's brand of comedy really doesn't shine here, and it really brings the film down. If it had a better lead actor who actually is funny, then maybe this film would have been good, however it wasn't. This film suffers from everything that can go wrong with a comedy. I felt that Beer League was a very forgettable film, and it didn't stand out either. I felt that there was wasted potential in making a good film, and the filmmakers seemed to just rush to make this film. Everything goes wrong with the film, as the story just isn't good, and most importantly the jokes are unfunny. I really didn't enjoy this film, and I felt that it missed the mark on many occasions. There were times where the film could have been very funny, but it just had mediocre humor that wasn't funny. This film could definitely have been much better if it had a better cast and script. Artie Lange is a horrible comedian, and Beer League further proves it. I think it's a shame that the film like this turned out the way it did, because this film really could have been lots of fun with great comedy, instead the film just ends being a bad comedy with some washed up actors. Avoid this film and watch something else, you'll be glad you did. The only thing this film did for me is want me to avoid Artie Lange's future films.
July 5, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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... and Mr. Lange's body was found on his bed with a magnum in hand and a copy of his film Beer League in the other hand, he apparently took his own life for reasons that are so far unknown.
November 7, 2009

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This movie's a lot like it's star, Artie Lange--it's slovenly, crude and an overall waste, but can somehow pull it together by the end while being somehow likable. It has a few fun cameos. I liked Beer League because it wasn't wishy washy and safe instead of wonderfully politically incorrect with its humor. Picture New Jersey douchebags cast in a remake of The Bad News Bears.
August 28, 2007

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What you'd call a stinkin' piece of shit. No offense.
January 15, 2007

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