The Blues Brothers (Unrated)

The Blues Brothers (Unrated)
The Blues Brothers (Unrated)
  • NR
  • 2h 27m
  • 1980
Certified Fresh83%
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The Blues Brothers Unrated Version stars comic icons John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the outrageously funny musical comedy about Jake and Elwood Blues; two brothers searching for redemption with no money but a briefcase full of soul. Hit the road with musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway in the action-packed spectacular from acclaimed director John Landis.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh83%
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.
Time Out
Tom Huddlestone

The film retains a huge nostalgic kick, thanks in large part to Aykroyd and Belushi's easy rapport...

June 21, 2017
Variety Staff

Given all the chaos, director and, with Aykroyd, cowriter, John Landis manages to keep things reas...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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:October 1, 1980
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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