• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Terry Jones
    In Theaters:
    Aug 1, 1979 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 30, 1999
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

February 6, 2014
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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?

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

May 10, 2012
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 31, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a Mel Brooks kind of Jewish joke film made by gentiles.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

October 13, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Brian contains too many hilarious bits to single out the best.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

September 11, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 31, 2008
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Boys of my generation memorize the Monty Python repertoire as a buttress against the terror of losing their virginity.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

April 7, 2008
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A cheeky, irreverent parallel to the life of Jesus by the last great comedy troupe to make movies.

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

April 14, 2006

Time Out
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Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

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 Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 4/4

September 30, 2005
Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com

...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution.

Full Review Source: www.kcactive.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2005

Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 3/4

July 16, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 27, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Bad taste of this order is rare but not yet dead.

| Original Score: 4/5

May 9, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Movies just don't really come much funnier than this.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 3, 2005
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Freaking hilarious. 'Speak up!' I said it's freaking hilarious!

| Original Score: 5/5

February 11, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The Pythons take satirical aim at the dangers of blind religious fervor -- which makes Brian... the perfect complement to [Mel] Gibson's blood-soaked film.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 12, 2004
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

An icon of irreverent comic brilliance.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

November 11, 2004
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The Pythons are enlightened jesters, whose scorn is reserved for those who persist in walking in darkness.

August 1, 2004
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

See, this is what "The Passion of the Christ" needed. More song-and-dance numbers.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

July 15, 2004
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