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The Band Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band

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DVD Details

  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: May 26, 2020
  • Originally Released: 2020
  • Label: Magnolia

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh81%

Total Count: 53
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Like similar music docs, Once Were Brothers relies heavily on archival footage, familiar photographs, and outtakes from photography shoots. ... Yet, the beauty of Rohr's documentary is how engagingly he arranges it. Full Review
Michael J. Cinema
Apr 9, 2020
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The group will remain most famous for the great 1978 Martin Scorsese rock-doc, "The Last Waltz"; while this is nowhere on par with that, it provides a valuable look into the group's origins, dynamics and the making of that great Scorsese film. Full Review
Cambridge Day
Apr 13, 2020
Rating: 3/4 -- Even if "Once Were Brothers" is tilted toward Robertson's version of events, it, nevertheless, makes compelling viewing. Full Review
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Apr 15, 2020
Rating: 3.5/5 -- Robertson is chasing something different here - a fond remembrance of the complicated friendships lost along the way that celebrates the good times through the music they created while they could. Full Review
Arizona Republic
Feb 28, 2020
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The better way to come close to an understanding of who The Band was is to re-watch The Last Waltz instead. Full Review
Mar 9, 2020
Rating: B+ -- Full of gorgeous archival footage and genuinely soul-stirring music, "Once Were Brothers" is involving from start to finish. Full Review
Buffalo News
May 12, 2020
Rating: 3/4 -- Even at its most painful, the Band's story captures something golden, incendiary and wistfully beautiful - "so beautiful," Robertson reflects, "that it went up in flames." Full Review
Washington Post
Feb 27, 2020

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Inspired by Robertson’s 2017 bestselling memoir Testimony, ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is a confessional, cautionary, and sometimes humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. The film blends rare archival footage and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen and Ronnie Hawkins, among others.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 1,719
  • UPC: 876964016926
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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