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Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

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April 16, 2020
The plot treads a narrow, semi-blasphemous path through ancient times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 13, 2019
While the movie doesn't reinvent the wheel, it is professionally impeccable. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 7, 2019
Life of Brian is undoubtedly the greatest religious satire of all-time. Comedic gold.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 12, 2019
Life of Brian is an unexpectedly earnest, sweet-natured hymn to the idea of tolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 25, 2019
While the most ambitious and thematically coherent of the Monty Python feature films, Life of Brian is also the least of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2018
Regularly voted the funniest British film. A contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
November 29, 2017
The Pythons' instincts strike home, not only in Brian's miserable failure to imbue his followers with some basic decency, but in the self-apparent barbarism that he's fighting against.
August 17, 2017
Brian's life is pure hell. And very funny to watch.
February 6, 2014
Only a select few of [Monty Python's] truest fans will appreciate the message they convey in a movie that actively mocks the concept of organized religion while making us laugh along with them.
May 10, 2012
It looked back 2000 years for its comic content, but was a decade ahead in provoking Christian controversy. Yet how much hotter would the steaming Pilate of blasphemy-accusations have got if the Pythons had included their scripted mockeries of Zionism?
December 31, 2010
Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 13, 2010
It's a Mel Brooks kind of Jewish joke film made by gentiles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 11, 2009
I've always considered it the group's nadir; it seems toothlessly silly.
September 11, 2009
Brian contains too many hilarious bits to single out the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 31, 2008
Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.
April 7, 2008
Boys of my generation memorize the Monty Python repertoire as a buttress against the terror of losing their virginity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2006
A cheeky, irreverent parallel to the life of Jesus by the last great comedy troupe to make movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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February 9, 2006
Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.
September 30, 2005
Although some consider Monty Python an acquired taste, anyone with a sense of humor and an open mind should find something in this movie to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 25, 2005
...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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