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

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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