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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

R Released Feb 21, 2020 1h 40m Music TRAILER for Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band: Trailer 1 List
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The story of a band that went from backing up Bob Dylan to becoming one of the most influential groups of its era. Read More Read Less
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Once Were Brothers my frustrate Band fans looking for a less narrowly focused overview, but the group's music and history remain as engrossing as ever.

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Leslie Felperin Guardian The terrifyingly industrious Robertson effectively narrates the story and takes centre stage, which is probably right considering how central he was to the outfit. Rated: 3/5 Sep 4, 2020 Full Review John Doyle Globe and Mail It's a bracing journey filled with wonderful anecdotes and splendid footage, and it is, emphatically, Robbie Robertson telling the story of The Band, from his perspective. May 22, 2020 Full Review Robert Levin Newsday The better way to come close to an understanding of who The Band was is to re-watch The Last Waltz instead. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 9, 2020 Full Review Bill Brioux Brioux.tv [A] powerful rock 'n' roll documentary... Oct 11, 2022 Full Review Alex Behan Stuff.co.nz If Get Back has you pining for more music documentaries about influential bands of the '60s, this offers a more traditional band biography, with a more traditional running-time. Dec 10, 2021 Full Review Mark Beaumont NME (New Musical Express) Featuring new interviews with Clapton, Springsteen and Martin Scorsese, this gripping documentary charts the rise and fall of music's most anonymous trailblazers. Rated: 4/5 Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Sergio A Bio sobre The Band, que no los conocía. Ta bueno, pero capaz me hubiese gustado menos arte y más chisme Behing The Music Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/13/23 Full Review Bobby C Fascinating story. You don't have to be a fan of The Band or Robbie Robertson. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/17/22 Full Review Audience Member I really enjoyed it . Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/01/22 Full Review dave s Haters are gonna hate, but regardless of your feelings about Robbie Robertson, Once Were Brothers is a remarkably insightful documentary about the iconic band The Band. Covering the early years as The Hawks, backing up ‘Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins, to touring with Dylan after he went electric to their years working out of Woodstock to their final show as documented in The Last Waltz, it is informative and joyous and tragic and, most importantly, wildly entertaining. Fans of The Band will enjoy the behind-the-scenes footage and stills. The uninitiated will find it a primer for understanding the early years of rock and roll. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Good documentary, but this is Robbie Roberson's one-sided version of what happened. Levon and others disagree. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Every time I watch or read something about musicians I end up disappointed, except for the Beatles & David Bowie. I liked a few of The Band's hits. I find it very sad that Robertson couldn't share his fortune from royalties. Levon Helm was right in being upset because without him the songs were only words on paper. Greed is a terrible thing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis The story of a band that went from backing up Bob Dylan to becoming one of the most influential groups of its era.
Director
Daniel Roher
Producer
Lana Belle Mauro
Distributor
Magnolia Pictures
Production Co
Polygram Entertainment, Shed, Imagine Documentaries, Bell Media Studios, White Pine Pictures
Rating
R (Drug References|Some Language)
Genre
Music
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Feb 21, 2020, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 1, 2020
Box Office (Gross USA)
$448.6K
Runtime
1h 40m
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