Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
September 11, 2009
I've always considered it the group's nadir; it seems toothlessly silly.
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
October 4, 2002
Overrated Python flick. It's just not that funny.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
May 26, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
September 14, 2003
A biting, absurdist satire of biblical proportions.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
Movies just don't really come much funnier than this.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
November 11, 2004
An icon of irreverent comic brilliance.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
May 10, 2012
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?
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 6, 2014
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 31, 2008
Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.
Uri Lessing
www.kcactive.com
July 25, 2005
...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
November 25, 2003
A prova definitiva (como se mais uma prova fosse necessária) do brilhantismo inigualável do Monty Python.
| Original Score: 5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 3, 2004
Wonderfully profane.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 13, 2010
It's a Mel Brooks kind of Jewish joke film made by gentiles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
April 27, 2004
It's a hearty burlesque.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 7, 2004
The greatest work of religious skepticism ever put on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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