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Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

April 12, 2019
Life of Brian is an unexpectedly earnest, sweet-natured hymn to the idea of tolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 17, 2017
Brian's life is pure hell. And very funny to watch.
September 11, 2009
I've always considered it the group's nadir; it seems toothlessly silly.
July 31, 2008
Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.
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February 9, 2006
Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.
May 9, 2005
Bad taste of this order is rare but not yet dead.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2004
The Pythons are enlightened jesters, whose scorn is reserved for those who persist in walking in darkness.
June 18, 2004
Funny, in that peculiar British way where jokes are told sideways, with the obvious point and then the delayed zinger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2004
Still holds up beautifully, as both pointed satire and silly, stakes-free comedy.
May 27, 2004
I can't say Life of Brian stands as a comic masterpiece, but it's an indelible part of impolite cinema history, and some of its asides remain priceless.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 22, 2004
A king-size cult comedy hit.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 21, 2004
Still has its rude, rowdy sting -- and it still speaks more truth about religion than nearly all serious movies on the subject.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 7, 2004
The greatest work of religious skepticism ever put on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 29, 2004
The more things change, the more we have to laugh if we are to have a prayer of remaining sane, and the Pythons are the best possible step in that direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 27, 2004
It's a hearty burlesque.
October 9, 2003
There is little doubt that The Life of Brian represents some of the most daring and cutting edge comedy of the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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April 17, 2001
A beautiful film, a perfect comedy, and a gentle triumph of silliness over pomposity, self-importance, and intolerance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5