The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

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 raised by nuns. They learn that the church stopped its support and will sell the place unless the tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The brothers attempt to raise the money by putting their band back together and staging a gig.

They may be on a mission from God but they're making enemies everywhere they go. Featuring performances by some of blues finest including James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin.

1980Rating: R16, contains violence & offensive language142 minsUSA
Comedy
Director:
John Landis ('Animal House', 'An American Werewolf in London', 'Thriller')
Cast:
Dan AykroydJohn BelushiCarrie FisherRay CharlesHenry GibsonJames BrownCab CallowayAretha Franklin

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The Blues Brothers / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This long, expensive 1980 cult movie has an energy and individuality lacking in similar films nowadays.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There's even room, in the midst of the carnage and mayhem, for a surprising amount of grace, humor, and whimsy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Still sounds great, and looks as good as ever through Ray-Bans.

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