The Blues Brothers
After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) go to visit the orphanage where they were released by nuns.
©1980 Universal Studios All Rights Reserved.
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A cult classic for adults and older teens.
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Rotten: The humor is predicated on underplaying in overscaled situations, which is sporadically funny in a Keaton-esque way but soon sputters out through sheer, uninspired repetition.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Rotten: This essentially modest movie is reported to have cost about $30 million, and what did all that money buy? Scores of car crashes. Too many extras. Overstaged dance numbers. And a hollowness that certainly didn't come cheap.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Monday, August 30, 2004
Rotten: A demolition symphony that works with the cold efficiency of a Moog synthesizer gone sadistic.
- Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Absolute classic, no other words can say more, the music, performers, comedy, car chases, its almost historical because of the performers alone. The fact that Aykroyd and Belushi were able to perform as an actual band after this shows how good they were...and the movie.
- phubbs1, Thursday, May 21, 2009
There was a time when John Landis was one of the most genius directors in the business. There was also a time when Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi were two of the most genius comic actors working in Hollywood. There was also also a time when rhythm and blues was the dominate scene in the music business. The Blues Brothers brings all of this together in one of the most memorable crowd pleasers in the history of the movie business. I love this movie and I put it on whenever I need a good, old-fashioned, fun time. Pure genius.
- FilmFanatik, Wednesday, June 22, 2011