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The Blues Brothers Reviews

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December 6, 2016
The Blues Brothers is, by any objective standard, a messy wreck... That this is so does not in anyway change that it is an absolutely wonderful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 18, 2015
There is no more material sustaining The Blues Brothers"than one would find in a silent comedy short running 10 or 20 minutes.
September 5, 2013
lightning in a bottle created more than 30 years ago
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 29, 2012
A dazzlingly enjoyable, memorable road trip of comedy and music from two of SNL's best.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 25, 2011
...an epic musically charged comedy, the likes of which has never been seen before or since.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 18, 2010
A cult classic for adults and older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 28, 2009
This long, expensive 1980 cult movie has an energy and individuality lacking in similar films nowadays.
July 28, 2009
An undisciplined, overlong tale that substitutes spectacle and star cameos (Twiggy, Steven Spielberg, etc) for a coherent narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2009
I have never been quite sure why this $30 million comedy made by John Landis in 1980 became such a cult.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2009
Formless, chaotic and lazy, and quite brilliant because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2009
The mere spectacle of Elwood and Jake in their shades isn't quite as giggle-inducing as it presumably was back in 1980, but the stunts are still awe-inspiring, and there's plenty of laughs. They really were thinking big.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2009
Full of belly-laughs as well as toe-tappingly great tunes, the sharp suits and cool shades of the Blues brothers will have you rocking with joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 24, 2009
Call me sacrilegious, but I don't think The Blues Brothers is all that great.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 24, 2009
An inspired combination of wild comedy, a demented car chase, a double act that dovetails beautifully and terrific music, The Blues Brothers comfortably survives the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2008
A demolition symphony that works with the cold efficiency of a Moog synthesizer gone sadistic.
April 1, 2008
A cult musical comedy film with a still-growing reputation.
April 1, 2008
A monument to waste, noise and misplaced cool, but it does have its engagingly nutty moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2008
Given all the chaos, director and, with Aykroyd, cowriter, John Landis manages to keep things reasonably controlled and in a straight line.
April 1, 2008
Still sounds great, and looks as good as ever through Ray-Bans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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