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  • Summary: Beer, broads and baseball combine with hilarious results in Artie Lange's Beer League, an over-the-top comedy about a group of misfits whose weekly softball games seem to have a lot more to do with getting into fights for macho dominance than hitting home runs. (Echo Bridge Entertainment, LLC)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    A welcome return to the raunchy hey-day of comedy, a true guy's film.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Sloppy but unconcerned about it, pic offers a trip back in time to a pre-PC and feminist era when men were sexist Neanderthals, women supported them from the sidelines and the guy with the biggest mouth scored.
  3. Yet another ode to the pleasures of overindulgence. The experience of watching this loosely plotted comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey is somewhat akin to spending a nice summer day playing softball with your friends. Only without the sun, the fresh air, the exercise or the fun.
  4. 25
    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.
  5. 25
    Buono is truly charming, and the film delivers a handful of genuine laughs -- low laughs, but laughs nonetheless; if only they weren't so few and far between.
  6. Comes close to being that rare film that is perfectly bad -- i.e., that has not a shred of social, entertainment or even curiosity value. But it misses out on this dubious honor by having one tiny redeeming attribute: it answers the question "Whatever happened to Edgar Stiles?"
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. RaymondD.
    Sep 16, 2006
    Very funnny and surprisinngly well-made. At least 20 to 30 belly laughs.
  2. RufusH.
    Oct 7, 2006
    Beer League is definitely not the greatest movie ever made, but it IS exactly what I had expected, and since it lived up to those expectations, I'll give it a 10!! Expand
  3. ChrisW.
    Jan 4, 2007
    Beer League is a classic throwback to the comedies I grew-up with. Consider this in the same catagory as Cannonball run, Airplane, and even the more recent Old School.The twist on this movie is that they all speak like normal people (from Jersey that is). But the language is exactly how normal "guys" speak with one another. It's not considered "Politically Incorrect;" it's real talk. This movie was really funny and I laughed really hard. Great writing with great jokes. What more could you ask for in a comedy? Expand
  4. RobinQuivers
    Jan 3, 2007
    I did not love this movie at all! Nor did Mister X! But I love Artie and, since I work with him, I give it an 8!
  5. GossamerW.
    Sep 16, 2006
    I so wanted to like this movie. Hearing the gang at Sirius speak of it so fondly. But I'm not sure what movie they saw. Sure it had a couple of laughs, but for the most part it was boring! A comedy should not be boring. Tighter editing would've made the bad acting passable. And it was bad! The gang always teases Artie about "Dirty Work", at least that movie had decent production values. Beer League just looked amatuerish. Wait for the DVD. Expand
  6. JasonJ.
    Jan 9, 2007
    Artie Lange's standup is very good. I'm surprised this movie wasn't funnier. There were a few very well-timed, good jokes/situations, but they were too few and far between. Artie missed out on an opportunity to really make a huge movie. We all wanted to love it. We all wanted to become part of the cult. Unfortunately, the movie isn' t good enough for a cult following. It wasn't even good enough to rent. Expand
  7. KevinT.
    Oct 2, 2006

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