The Blues Brothers (Theatrical Version)HD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) go to visit the orphanage where they were raised by nuns. They learned that the church stopped its support and will sell the place unless the tax on the property is paid with 11 days. The brothers decide to raise the money by putting their blues band back together and staging a big gig. They may be on a "mission from God" but they're making enemies everywhere they go. Featuring performances by some of blues finest, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and co-starring John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson and Steve Lawrence.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 54
- Fresh: 46
- Rotten: 8
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
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.
Fresh: Given all the chaos, director and, with Aykroyd, cowriter, John Landis manages to keep things reasonably controlled and in a straight line.
Fresh: There's even room, in the midst of the carnage and mayhem, for a surprising amount of grace, humor, and whimsy.
Fresh: The film retains a huge nostalgic kick, thanks in large part to Aykroyd and Belushi's easy rapport, a smattering of daft, shaggy humour and some truly iconic musical sequences.
It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it.
A Mission From God!!! The Blues Brothers
This film is everything a great comedy should be!! Catch phrases, tons of silly scenes, and top notch casting, and bonuses such as good cameos (in this case AMAZING cameos), and songs to get you grovin'!! All in all, this is what comedy is all about!!!
This Movie is a Man's Musical, the only musical on the planet that Men will watch more than woman.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1980
- © 1980 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.