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Beer for My Horses

MPA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPA) for some violence, sexual humor and dialogue, language, drug content and brief nudity.
Not Recommended
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1 hr. 33 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
August 8, 2008 (91 theaters)
DVD: November 11, 2008
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Featuring Toby Keith, Rodney Carrington, Ted Nugent, Brit Morgan, Greg Serano, Barry Corbin, Claire Forlani, Tom Skerritt, Willie Nelson, Chris Browning, Carlos Sanz, Beth Bailey, David Allan Coe, Myk Watford, Chad Brummett, Mark Povinelli, Michael-David Aragon, Mike Miller, Brady Romberg, Trailer Choir, Marc Schaffer, Ray Aguayo, Kate Schroeder, Danielle Brown, Tish Rayburn-Miller
Director Michael Salomon
Producer Leslie Belzberg, Toby Keith, T.K. Kimbrell, Brent Morris, Donald Zuckerman
Distributor Distributor: Roadside Attractions. Trademark logo.Roadside Attractions

Vigilante justice

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘Beer For My Horses’ is a rough-ridin’, beer-swillin', sheriff-dodgin’, trouble-chasin’, good ol’ boys comedy-adventure written by and co-starring superstar Toby Keith and popular comedian/recording artist Rodney Carrington. This fun-filled action-adventure careens onto the open road with two buddies—Rack (Keith) and Lonnie (Carrington)—who have quietly been pursuing justice as deputies in a small Southern town. But when Rack’s irresistible girlfriend (Claire Forlani) is kidnapped by a particularly nasty drug lord (Carlos Sanz) as revenge for the arrest of his brother Tito (Greg Serano), the duo decide to defy their boss, Sheriff Landry (Tom Skerritt), and chase them down; by any means necessary.”

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Negative—This movie was shown on TV and is highly offensive. After 10 min., I left the room telling my husband I didn’t care to see it. Due to being at a relative’s house, he thought it might be rude if I stayed in another room. I returned to the movie, but didn’t enjoy it for the following reasons. It had major cursing, drinking, a scene regarding a married woman’s boyfriend leaving the trailer by sneaking out the back door. The man is running away naked holding his private areas with his hands.

The movie’s plot is about getting a girlfriend back from drug lords. There is a scene where the drug lord is striped down to his bikini underwear and hands are cuffed behind his back. He is brought into a room and the camera zooms in on his private areas. You could see the form of his private parts through the underwear. I consider this movie trash.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3½
Amy, age 49 (USA)
Negative—This feature film is obnoxious in every way, shape, and form to anyone who has a strong will to remain a faithful Christian. It centers around a Sheriff and his deputy (played respectively by Toby Keith and Rodney Carrington) and follows them on their journey to rescue the Sheriff’s girlfriend from a Mexican drug cartel. I watched the feature film at home in its DVD form, but, before watching the film as a whole, I tried to watch the Blooper reel. The Blooper Reel was filled with all kinds of crude content involving a man wearing nothing but a pink Speedo making crude grinding movements. Realizing the mess I was in for, I reluctantly watched the film hoping it would not be as crude as its bloopers made it out to be.

It was far worse.

The whole idea of marriage is shown to be something for idiots through the film’s perspective. All females within the story are somewhat reflected to be either stupid, lustful, or pointless at all, except for getting into trouble for the heroes to save. It is filled with constant sexual comments, themes, and “humor” involving a man refusing to marry the woman he is with fearing that she will become fat right after he proposes. So much for “till death do us part.”

There is one moment when the main characters are at church service where the pastor is reading aloud of Christ’s agony in the Garden. The pastor becomes rightfully indignant when he sees the rudest parishioner I have seen on screen, snoring loudly in one of the front pews. This rude parishioner happens to be one of the main protagonists.

This is only scratching the surface of the atrocities to morality that this film has to offer, and I would recommend that all Christians who find pointless and crude content objectionable, to steer clear of this garbage.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
Patrick Ullmer, age 21 (USA)