The sequel offers more of the same, only less.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
Once upon a time, it was funny.
-Rick GroenFull Review
Once the new sequel gets past its cumbersome plotting and gets down to its music, it overrides the temptation to suggest buying the soundtrack recording and forgetting the rest.
-Lawrence Van GelderFull Review
'I always thought there was another story to be told,' Landis says in the film's notes. Fine; then tell one.
-Roger EbertFull Review
It's a pity the film doesn't respect the art of acting as much as that of music.
It makes an audience pay for every two seconds of pleasure with 10 seconds of pain.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Blues Brothers 2000 isn't anywhere close to the landmark its predecessor was, but it's still enjoyable.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
It goes without saying that Blues Brothers 2000 doesn't carry the original's significance and R-rated personality, yet select treats remain, while the soundtrack wails triumphantly.
-Brian OrndorfFull Review
Endless scenes of pointless buffoonery and crashing cars.
-Sandra ContrerasFull Review
There must be a niche audience for this travesty -- probably among teenagers whose hearing and mental faculties are impaired.
This isn't a sequel, it's a remake.
Another time, another planet.
Buy the soundtrack and rent the one with Belushi.
-Tom MeekFull Review
Easily one of the most worthless, shameless, and unnecessary sequels ever concocted. Not even the music can save it.
Landis apparently lost almost any trace of inspiration or creativity.
The greatest car crash ever, but not a funny movie.
Not bad. Too bad it's not good, either.
Virtually worthless without the music. But the music's so good, it doesn't matter.
-John R. McEwenFull Review
Like the original, it's a rambling wreck of a movie that's more fun than it deserves to be.
-Margaret A. McGurkFull Review
Blues Brothers 2000 is a modern shocker: a musical-comedy that actually works.
-Ted DrozdowskiFull Review
A ragtag comedy that makes it clear that God works in mysterious ways.
-Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatFull Review
It would take divine intervention to breathe freshness into Blues Brothers 2000.
-Ed KelleherFull Review
There's a lot of music in Blues Brothers 2000, and it's great stuff.
-Jack GarnerFull Review
The main problem is the absence of a similar focus on the music, replaced by a more cynical attempt to re-create the past.
-Scott RenshawFull Review
Belushi is rolling in his grave, can't you feel it?
-Christopher NullFull Review
If simply copying the original Blues Brothers wasn't bad enough, writers Aykroyd and John Landis dumb it down, removing any memorable characters, and replacing them with flashy, but unbelievable, magical gimmicks.
-Madeleine WilliamsFull Review