Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     
 

The Blues Brothers (1980) Movie Reviews

Your Rating:
 
 
Buy The Blues Brothers (1980) DVD from AmazonBuy The Blues Brothers (1980) DVD from Amazon  Add to List: Add to movie listWrite Review +Request correction +Submit a plot +

Full Movie Reviews

1 - 3 of 3 

  View Yojimbo's Profile
Yojimbo
Movie God
 

02/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Blues Brothers" by Yojimbo

Jake and Elwood Blues are on a mission from god to put their band back together and raise money to stop the closure of their childhood orphanage. Looked at objectively, The Blues Brothers is one of THE most blatant exercises in self-indulgence ever perpetrated in cinema; it's obviously just a bunch of guys who got together and decided to wreck a load of police cars, blow some buildings up and dance around to their favourite tunes. Despite (or more likely, because of) this, it's become a huge cult. On the surface there doesn't appear to be as many laughs as there should, but that's probably more to do with the fact that the film is a good half hour longer than it should be than anything else. Aykroyd and Belushi's deadpan delivery works perfectly amid the slapstick carnage, and there are l...

Rating of
3/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View The SHC's Profile
The SHC
Movie God
 

03/06/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"They're on a Mission From God"

This movie has laways had a special place in my heart ever since I watched it in 1994 when I was eight years old. The humor is great, the music legendary ("Everybody Needs Somebody" in paticular), and John Belushi's and Dan Akyroyd's on screen charisma smooth and perfect.

One thing that is great about this movie is the outstanding cast. Not only do they have characters played by great and highly regarded comedic and film actors, such as the late John Belushi, Dan Akyroyd, the late John Candy, and Carrie Fisher (that's right, Princess Leia), but also some memorable cameos from great blues musicians, such as Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, and Aretha Franklin. Truly a very memorable and star-studded cast.

The humor is really something to talk about in this movie. Most notabl...

Rating of
4/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
  View The M.O.W.'s Profile
The M.O.W.
Producer
 

08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Good soundtrack with some good laughs

"'Joliet' Jake Blues" (the late John Belushi) has been released from prison after a five-year sentence. His brother, "Elwood" (Dan Ackroyd) picks him up in a former black-and-white (police car) which he had bought at auction after trading the Bluesmobile for a microphone.

The first thing they do, against "Jake's" wishes, is to visit "Sister Mary Stigmata" (the late Kathleen Freeman), whom they have nicknamed "The Penguin" because of her nun outfit. She informs them that the orphanage she runs, and that they were raised in, is going to be shut down by the state of Illinois unless they raise $5,000 -- and their time limit is almost up.

After offering to get the money illegally, they go to a church suggested by "Curtis" (the late music legend "The Hi De Ho Man" Cab Calloway) to hear ...

Rating of
3.5/4 

read more +
 
Write comment +View all reviews + Was this review helpful? Yes   No
 
 
1    
 
 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
To See: 2017 Movies by Alex
2016 Movies by Mr Cinema
Top Movie List by SIngli6
Movies First Seen in 2017 by royaluglydudes
Top Films of 2011 by Neobowler
Top Thriller Movies by Rod
My Blu Ray Collection by Yojimbo
movies of 2017 by skater4159

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy