The Blues Brothers

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Cult classic has lots of profanity, some violence.

R 1980 133 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 63 reviews

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age 12+

Great movie, great music lots of profanity

This is a good spirited screwball comedy with a great soundtrack and appearances by a number of blues legends. There is gratuitous use of the profanity, and a lot of casual smoking, comic violence and allusions to Jake's womanizing and criminal past. The characters are not role models but, in their imperfect way, they try to do the right thing. The comedy is broad, the car chases or both fun and well choreographed and the music is great!

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Too much swearing
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