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A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman Reviews

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Graham Chapman's story, frankly, is better served by his Wikipedia page.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 0/4

October 28, 2012
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

The experience of A Liar's Autobiography is ultimately deflating instead of celebratory.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

June 28, 2013
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Such a clever conceit that you wish, ever so much, that they'd gotten it right.

Full Review Source: Movie Nation | Original Score: 2/4

February 4, 2013
Nell Minow
Beliefnet

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.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C

November 11, 2012
Grant Rollings
Sun Online

Liar's doesn't give us much insight into the meaning of his life.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2013
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

Even at 85 minutes, the movie often drags as if there was insufficient quality material to draw upon.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 8, 2013
Drew McWeeny
HitFix

'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.

Full Review Source: HitFix | Original Score: D+

November 15, 2012
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

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.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1/5

November 30, 2012
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Shockingly, little of this 3D cartoon is funny apart from Graham Chapman's own humorous narration.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It's an odd little trip, but if it weren't, one would have to ask, "Well what's all this, then?"

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It's a very naughty tome, with many dangling bits.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

November 15, 2012
James Mottram
The List

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.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 2013
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The most interesting aspect of "A Liar's Autobiography" is watching all the different visual styles go by...

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

January 12, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...uneven and, with abrupt transitions from one animation style to another, distracting.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

January 15, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an aggressively narrow-minded documentary.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: .5/4

September 8, 2012
Jonathan Crocker
Little White Lies

Fades in the mind all too quickly.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2013
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Bafflingly unfunny, and made with a ruinous lack of guiding intelligence.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

February 7, 2013
Peter Debruge
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 31, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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The end result is insufferable.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

November 1, 2012
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