Blues Brothers 2000 (1997)

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Movie Info

After their first adventure, Elwood was given a prison sentence of 18 years. Upon release he learns that his former partner Jake has died. Determined to get the band back together, he picks up 10-year-old Buster and Mack McTeer. They travel across the country to Louisiana for a battle of the bands.

Rating: PG-13 (For exotic dancing and some language)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 4, 1998
Runtime:
Universal Pictures

Cast


as Elwood Blues

as Mighty Mack McTeer

as Cabel Chamberlain

as Lt. Elizondo

as Mother Mary Stigmata

as Prison Warden

as Maury Sline

as Queen Mousette

as Robertson

as Mrs. Murphy

as Rev. Cleophus James

as Malvern Gasperon

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as `Blue Lou' Marini

as `Bones' Malone

as `Mr. Fabulous'

as Mr. Pickett

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as Himself

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as Prison Clerk

as Police Receptionist

as Nun No. 1

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as Tstetsevkaya

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as Matt `Guitar' Murphy

as Mrs. Murphy's Friend

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as Deacon

as Ton Tons Macoutes
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Critic Reviews for Blues Brothers 2000

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12)

The sequel offers more of the same, only less.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

This isn't a sequel, it's a remake.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Once upon a time, it was funny.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It makes an audience pay for every two seconds of pleasure with 10 seconds of pain.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It goes without saying that Blues Brothers 2000 doesn't carry the original's significance and R-rated personality, yet select treats remain, while the soundtrack wails triumphantly.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
Blu-ray.com

Endless scenes of pointless buffoonery and crashing cars.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Blues Brothers 2000

½

Sequel to the awesome Blues Brothers, manages to recycle aspects of the original and deliver something quite decent, but never great. I enjoyed the film, but it lacked the special quality that made the original so memorable and fun. This sequel suffers the same fate of all other sequels, it's a movie that tries to outdo its predecessor, but relies too much on the original for its material. This follow up has its moments, but it's nothing memorable or truly worthwhile. This is the type of movie that is worth seeing only once, and it's a movie that is a bit too predictable as well. Blues Brothers 2000 is a film that could have been great, but it lacks anything to really make it stand out. Fans of the original will be disappointed in this film, and since the fact that Belushi died two years after the release of the original, and he was a key ingredient in the success of the original, his absence make this one not that entertaining. However, there are a few enjoyable moments, but it's another one of those sequels that fails to really build upon the original, and it's a film that since its predecessor is so iconic, it's truly hard to beat. With this follow up, they did what they could do best in trying to make something work, but throughout the film, you'll constantly feel that something's missing, and due to the fact that it uses old ideas, there are more weak points that strong point. I don't think it's an awful film, but it is a movie that doesn't make an impression either. Enjoyable at time, tedious at times, Blues Brothers 2000 just feels tiresome, and if you're expecting a great movie like the original, you'll be disappoint, and you're only going to get a mildly decent affair that could have been better as well.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Of all the pointless sequels that have been made, Blues Brothers 2000 is probably the most pointless. It's incredibly misguided, did it make any money? I've never heard a good word said about it anyway, everyone involved should be ashamed. Even the array of amazing musicians couldn't save it. Just awful, especially when you compare it to the fantastic original.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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Born only out of the success of the original and plummeting into a pile of other dissapointing sequels released before the turn of the century, Blues Brothers 2000 fails to charm the second time around. John Goodman is a perfectly fine replacement for John Belushi as Dan Aykroyd's partner but the simple fact of the matter is, no one really wanted this film. Anyway, would it really have been right to make the film after Belushi's death, despite the fact it's been made in his dedication? It's not as bad as it could have been but as I expected, I didn't like it as much as the original.

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