The Greatest Beer Run Ever

The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Chickie wants to support his friends fighting in Vietnam, so he does something wild—personally bring them American beer. What starts as a well-meaning journey quickly changes Chickie’s life and perspective. Based on a true story.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
  • Stars: Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, Bill Murray, Kyle Allen, Jake Picking, Will Ropp, Archie Renaux, Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Will Hochman, Christopher Reed Brown, Joe Adler, MacGregor Arney, Hal Cumpston, Kristin Carey, Paul Adelstein, Matt Cook, Shirleyann Kaladjian, Kevin Tran
  • Director: Peter Farrelly
  • qmtbmvf - 23 February 2024
    A Thrilling True Story Fueled by Friendship: "The Greatest Beer Run Ever"
    This story was so exciting and filled with unexpected twists. It takes place during the Vietnam War, and our hero, played by Zac Efron, decides to embark on an incredible adventure. He sets out on a daring mission to bring some much-needed cheer to our brave soldiers by delivering beer to them in the middle of a war zone. Can you imagine that?

    This is a true story by the way. Nothing beats true stories. Mostly ones that are hard to believe, like this one haha.

    Zac Efron's performance was top-notch. He portrayed the character with such charm and authenticity, making it easy for us to connect and root for him. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious, and he had us on the edge of our seats throughout the entire movie.

    The movie also did an amazing job of capturing the emotions and challenges faced by the soldiers during the war. It highlighted their bravery, camaraderie, and the sacrifices they made for their country. It was a heartwarming reminder of the importance of supporting our troops and showing them our gratitude.

    The cinematography and visual effects were absolutely stunning. The movie transported us to the war-torn landscapes of Vietnam, and we felt like we were right there alongside Zac Efron on his daring mission. The action scenes were intense and exciting, keeping us engaged and entertained from start to finish.

    "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" is not just a movie; it's an inspiring story that teaches us about bravery, friendship, and the power of spreading joy even in the toughest of times. It's a must-watch for anyone who loves adventure, heartfelt stories, and of course, Zac Efron!

    I highly recommend "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" to everyone! It's a thrilling, heartwarming, and action-packed movie that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted. So grab your popcorn, sit back, and enjoy this incredible journey. Cheers to an unforgettable cinematic experience!
  • matt-24001 - 19 August 2023
    Could have been great...
    I read about this several years ago and was excited to see it played out on the 'big screen.' The movie had so much potential, but the 'overcooked' NY accents, poor set design, and overall bad acting ruined it for me.

    I will say that Zac Efron did his best to pull this off and his acting certainly outshined everyone else, but the rest of the cast (including Crowe) was subpar and just plain silly at times. Has Crowe just totally given up? Anyway, there are absurd moments/scenes that don't seem to make practical sense (I mention this because it's a true story and scenes were far too dramatized) and then there are sudden graphic violence moments thrown in for shock value and possibly keep people awake. The overdone, long, and worn out political dialogue about how unnecessary the Vietnam War was pointless as well. It's 2023, we all know how futile that war was and how it truly devastated and a region and the baby boomer generation as a whole. It's been played out for decades now in books and on the big screen.

    If you're looking for a movie to pass time and for some general entertainment, watch it but don't overthink it. The story itself is pretty incredible, but the execution of this screenplay and the atrocious acting overshadow it.
  • jimboace - 9 January 2023
    Bad title for such a good movie
    I have to say I put caution to the wind and played a wild card with this movie.

    The title was a very poor choice and the promotional poster a little bit too light hearted for the actual subject matter in my opinion.

    What I actually fell upon was not the greatest but one of the best films about the Vietnam war that I've ever watched.

    I invested into the characters, the narrative was enthralling and the story was absolutely brilliant.

    If this film would have been made in the 80's by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Cruise then it would probably have swept the board at the Oscars.

    I'm not a Zac Efron fan I always thought him a bratty petty boy with no acting talent at all.

    I stand corrected.

    Efron is absolutely brilliant in this movie...he plays the part of John "Chickie" Donohue with much gusto and ablomb, I loved the audacity of his character.

    Supporting actors in the shape of Bill Murray and especially Russell Crowe lend gravitas the story.

    Admittedly it's not the greatest movie ever made...but one that you won't mind spending 2 hours in the company of.

    A fantastic effort by everyone involved.

    I highly recommend.
  • House_of_Games - 8 November 2022
    Title is half the film
    Although the Farrely brothers have brought us gold in Dumb and Dumber (1994) There's Something About Mary (1998) then Peter Farrely hitting stride with Green Book (2018) The Greatest Beer Run Ever doesn't quite come together as it did in Green Book.

    Zac Efron as Chickie Donahue brings forth a strong performance whereas the supporting cast from Chickie's hometown leave something to be desired. The closing scene with Bill Murray as The Colonel left me wanting more like a painting that doesn't look quite finished.

    Its a crazy story worth telling.. I can see the appeal for a director who is exploring the bridge between comedy and drama. I found myself entertained throughout but felt like something was missing, didn't feel complete. Looking forward to more from this director, Green Book (2018) was one of my favorite films of the year.
  • ddr-5 - 14 October 2022
    The diversity of war
    The strength of this film is the diversity of aspects of war that it touches on, and its weakness is the difficulty of finding a central focus, aside from the title activity. The diversity brings out absurdities created by ignorance: the assumption that a civilian must be a CIA agent, war support based on a lack of awareness of what was happening, a press corps devoted to truth but in the dark about what was happening, the delivery of beer from home that was identical to what was already available to the troops. The portrayal of the Tet offensive was, for me, the most gripping and interesting part of the movie. The most charming was our hero being able to bumble his way around wartime military bureaucratic rules. We learn little about our characters, and the postscript suggests that many were (or became) interesting folks.