A must see for Python disciples, this extensively produced 3D string of animations will run hot and cold with the general public.
| Original Score: 7/10
What may surprise all but the most dedicated Python fan is the self-deprecating candor and bittersweet whimsy with which Chapman's memoir lays out his most private joys, hang-ups, foibles and demons.
Apart from Chapman's dry observational tone and the others' silly voices, there's not much here to touch Python fans accustomed to soaring in a higher stratosphere of humour.
| Original Score: 2/4
A must-see for any Python fan, full of insights into the peculiar alchemy that gave us silly walks, argument rentals and football-playing philosophers.
| Original Score: 3/5
'A Liar's Autobiography' is a noble attempt, but a painful sit, and I can't recommend it to anyone but the most obsessive of Python fanatics, and even for them, it might be tough to take.
| Original Score: D+
Unfortunately, it just doesn't come together.
| Original Score: C
It's a very naughty tome, with many dangling bits.
It's like watching Yellow Submarine laid over a celebrity-therapy episode of Dr. Phil.
| Original Score: B-
Like the Python movies, it is is made up of skit-like segments, but it only briefly reaches anywhere near their level of sublime comic anarchy.
Alternately brilliant and frustrating.
| Original Score: 3/4
For Python cultists and completists only.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
It's a colorful patchwork of family high and low points, schoolboy days, professional triumphs and assorted epiphanies (including sex with women followed by sex with men).
It's an odd little trip, but if it weren't, one would have to ask, "Well what's all this, then?"
| Original Score: 2/5
Shockingly, little of this 3D cartoon is funny apart from Graham Chapman's own humorous narration.
| Original Score: 4/5
Both the storytelling and the imagery are often beautiful, sometimes baffling, but captivating throughout.
| Original Score: B
The end result is insufferable.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's sometimes a mishmash, though never an unwelcome one.
A Liar's Autobiography is flawed and enigmatic, but ultimately entertaining. Much like its subject.
| Original Score: 7.9/10
The movie has enough weird-wild-ride brio to convince you that Chapman was indeed quite a character.
And now for something almost completely useless.
| Original Score: C-