Belushi

Belushi

Belushi

Documentary portrait on John Belushi, the proudly chaotic comedian whose inspiring life and career were tragically cut too short. Uses previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after his death. Features Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Landis, Carrie Fisher and Jim Belushi amongst others.

2020108 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
R.J. Cutler ('Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry', 'If I Stay', 'The September Issue')
Writer:
R.J. Cutler
Cast:
John BelushiChevy ChaseCarrie FisherDan AykroydJim BelushiCandice BergenHarold RamisJane CurtinBill HaderLorne Michaels

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Belushi / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The movie prefers to go over ground that has been more than adequately covered in the past...

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The documentary offers some fascinating discoveries, which make up for its missteps.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Straightforwardly reverential rather than truly insightful...

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

The impact of the never-heard-before audio is astounding.

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The Age

The Age

Director R.J. Cutler does well to capture the extremes at work in Belushi’s life and art, with nuanced interviews from friends and collaborators...

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CNN

CNN

The tears of a clown remains one of comedy's most familiar and enduring cliches, but Belushi still captures the truth of it through this window in time...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

(A) dark and heartwarming portrait...

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Even though... Belushi’s life story and legacy has been examined time and again, the documentary simply titled Belushi is a work of great value.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The definitive documentary and profoundly heartfelt celebration of John Belushi's life.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A loving but incisive cinematic tribute.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Doesn't sugarcoat the sadness at the core of the actor's legacy.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Treats its subject with a scrutiny and reverence usually reserved for more serious figures.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Cutler wisely lets those voices tell the story, with no overarching narrator; the closest is SNL alum Bill Hader doing a spookily spot-on job of mimicking Belushi's voice to read his letters, often aided by effective, starkly drawn animation.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Taps the sweetness in a cultural fixture with an irreplaceably wild sense of fun.

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Salon

Salon

His fatal flaw was that he could never be completely satisfied. Fortunately anyone watching this documentary is bound to be precisely that.

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Decider

Decider

Engrossing and a must-see for any fan of SNL, Animal House and 20th-century comedy in general.

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