Graham Chapman's story, frankly, is better served by his Wikipedia page.
| Original Score: 0/4
The experience of A Liar's Autobiography is ultimately deflating instead of celebratory.
Such a clever conceit that you wish, ever so much, that they'd gotten it right.
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
| Original Score: C
Liar's doesn't give us much insight into the meaning of his life.
| Original Score: 2/5
Even at 85 minutes, the movie often drags as if there was insufficient quality material to draw upon.
'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+
A narrative-starved acid trip of a film, an amalgam of animated styles and anecdotes that never gel, seldom make sense and rarely generate genuine laughs.
| Original Score: 1/5
Shockingly, little of this 3D cartoon is funny apart from Graham Chapman's own humorous narration.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's an odd little trip, but if it weren't, one would have to ask, "Well what's all this, then?"
It's a very naughty tome, with many dangling bits.
While the use of animation recalls the tone of Terry Gilliam's work on the old BBC shows, the big problem is just how whimsical it all feels.
The most interesting aspect of "A Liar's Autobiography" is watching all the different visual styles go by...
...uneven and, with abrupt transitions from one animation style to another, distracting.
The film's mostly for Python completists, of whom there are many, as well as for animation junkies who will groove on the grab bag of styles.
...an aggressively narrow-minded documentary.
| Original Score: .5/4
Fades in the mind all too quickly.
Bafflingly unfunny, and made with a ruinous lack of guiding intelligence.
An unwieldy animated free-for-all (in 3D) featuring vocal contributions by four other Pythons that's sadly lacking in both the comedy and tragedy of Chapman's life.
The end result is insufferable.