Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

2019

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more.

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Critic Reviews for Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (3)

  • Has the power to transport you but also to break your heart.

    Sep 13, 2019 | Full Review…

    Steve Pond

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • This... is very much guitarist/songwriter Robertson's version of the truth, but it rings true as it accounts how drugs, petty jealousies and other demons ultimately undid these Fab Five musicians.

    Sep 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "All the people were singing," but this film only listens to Robertson.

    Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The dead can't talk, and "Once Were Brothers" would be a very different film if they could.

    Sep 6, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    indieWire
    Top Critic
  • An engaging if well-travelled musical journey.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's no surprise to anyone who's met him or even listened thoughtfully to some of the greatest rock songs ever written that Robertson would be such an articulate and ingratiating tour guide through all this glorious and eventually tortured history.

    Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Chris Willman

    Variety
    Top Critic

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