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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers
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The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers
  • NR
  • 2h 13m
  • 1980
Certified Fresh84%
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Comedy icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star in the outrageously funny musical comedy The Blues Brothers. After the release of Jake Blues (John Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their "mission from God". Directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House), the soul-stirring comedy classic features musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway.
© 1980 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh84%
Critics Consensus: Too over the top for its own good, but ultimately rescued by the cast's charm, director John Landis' grace, and several soul-stirring musical numbers.
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Common Sense Says
Cult classic has lots of profanity, some violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Blues Brothers is a classic 1980 comedy in which John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd play music-obsessed siblings trying to reunite their old band in order to save the Chicago orphanage where they grew up. There's frequent comedic violence, including some of the most ludicrous, over-the-top car chases ever put to film, as well as a jilted bride (played by Carrie Fisher) who detonates explosives, fires a rocket launcher, and shoots a machine gun at the Blues Brothers in order to get revenge. There is one use of the "N" word, occasional use of "f--k" and its variations, and other profanity throughout the movie. Characters smoke and drink. On the positive side, this movie features classic performances from so many of the legendary performers of jazz, blues, and rhythm and blues, including Cab Calloway, John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, as well as the studio musicians backing up the Blues Brothers, legendary musicians in their own right.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:June 20, 1980
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
If purchased in:4K
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