The Greatest Beer Run Ever

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Drinking, violence, few laughs in fact-based Vietnam story.

R 2022 127 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 15+
This movie is real and I can tell you first hand that the story is true. There are some differences however. First the bartender was my brother George Lynch aka the colonel. His birthdate was 1935 and so because Bill Murray is in his seventies they had to make him a WWII veteran and not a korean vet. My brother was 37 when he wanted to go to VietNam to bring the beer. One factor prevented him, He did not have a seaman card but wanted to get Chickie's card but Chickie's picture was on it plus my brother had no idea about ship boilers etc. My brother everyday would raise the American flag in the am and took it done at dusk. When a person from the neighborhood was killed the flag was lowered in honor of the soldier. Inwood had as much as 20 people serving in Nam at the same time period and we lost quite a few brvae boys from the area. This movie is a lesson on true friendships and always remembering the sacrifices made by our brave military

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age 13+

They are not forgotten!

From one who watched her three big brothers leave in the same year, headed to Viet Nam. My heart still hurts, remembering how young those kids were, and giving so much (sometimes their lives) only to come home and be shunned. This movie gave me hope that more are recognizing the millions of lives and minds that America lost in Viet Nam. It wasn't dreary to watch; though some grizzly scenes of the reality of war, they did it in a very measured and sensible way.

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