• R, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Gosse
    In Theaters:
    Sep 25, 2009 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 26, 2010
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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Reviews

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David Keyes

This movie doesn't know the first thing about comic timing. It's tone deaf, tasteless and irrational material that has all the misplaced arrogance of a rebellious high school drop-out who thinks he or she is too ahead of the game for people to understand.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 0.5/4

June 29, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It is rare that I find a film with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 21, 2012
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Mildly amusing, although not the timelessly anarchic, Hangover-style comedy it clearly wants to be.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 16, 2010
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Nominally a gross-out guy-bonding comedy, the film often feels like an attempt to establish an insanity motive for some future crime.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 0/4

November 13, 2009
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Warning: moviegoers with no pre-existing predisposition to find other people's humiliation -- usually women's -- hilarious may feel the need for a shower afterwards.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 1/5

November 13, 2009
Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
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Even the least discerning fans of lowbrow comedy will need to start digging in order to reach the level achieved by this American indie comedy about three Texan friends on a pre-wedding bender.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

November 13, 2009
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews

If you are a fan of the book, you are bound to be pleased; no pun intended. The film takes bathroom humor to the next level and will bring you to tears from laughter.

Full Review Source: BDK Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 26, 2009
Brian Orndorf

If anything positive can come from this film, it might be the mass acceptance of gay marriage across the land. After all, if Tucker Max symbolizes where heterosexuality is headed, perhaps the alternative is worth a shot.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: F

September 25, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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You could get angry that a guy like this even got a chance. Or you could just forget about him, and move on to something worthwhile.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 0/5

September 25, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Might be the most hypocritical feature in the history of film as well as the history of hypocrisy, and along with serving beer, I hope they show I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell in hell.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 0/4

September 25, 2009
Eric Brach
Boxoffice Magazine

A grand, farcical, road-tripping romp in the vein of National Lampoon's Vacation and Road Trip, but updated with the crass, guy's-night-out humor of Role Models and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 25, 2009
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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Tucker Max's only real strengths are his outrageousness and his uncompromising self-confidence, but neither comes into play in this punch-pulling, frankly boring film.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

September 25, 2009
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

There are moments of rough comic brilliance scattered throughout, but really, this particular antihero is all anti- and zero hero.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 25, 2009
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

If ever a movie needed a restraining order issued against it, it's "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell."

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 1/4

September 25, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Rarely fails to be excruciating.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0.5/4

September 25, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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When it comes to rowdiness and raunch, it's right up there with Animal House and Porky's -- and beyond -- but the writers and director Bob Gosse know how to turn excess, self-indulgence, selfishness and chauvinism back on itself with blowtorch impact.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 25, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The movie plays out like a watered-down and far less comical version of The Hangover, without the likable characters and the crazy fun.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1/4

September 25, 2009
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Tucker Max [is] a child. A toddler. A three-year-old screaming, "Poopie, poopie, POOPIE!" at the top of his lungs in the middle of the supermarket...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 25, 2009
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Speaking generously for the sake of everyone involved in this mess, let's hope the title proves prophetic.

September 25, 2009
Justin Berton
San Francisco Chronicle
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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell is the perfect cautionary tale for any frat boy who considers making a film based on the phrase, "Dude, remember that one time?"

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

September 25, 2009
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