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

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September 1, 2017
Unfortunately, its laudably ambitious decision to tell Chapman's story via 14 different animation styles and distribute it in 3D makes you long for a straight TV biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 28, 2013
The experience of A Liar's Autobiography is ultimately deflating instead of celebratory.
February 8, 2013
Even at 85 minutes, the movie often drags as if there was insufficient quality material to draw upon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2013
That the film is a bit of a mess reflects Chapman's life precisely.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2013
Subtitled "The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman", this outrageously colourful animated movie certainly can't be pigeonholed as a documentary or a biopic, even though there are elements of each.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2013
Liar's doesn't give us much insight into the meaning of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2013
Not just for Python fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2013
Bafflingly unfunny, and made with a ruinous lack of guiding intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 7, 2013
Fades in the mind all too quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2013
The film is an engaging trip: miscellaneous, wittily surreal, with a sadness to lend it a structuring heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2013
A Liar's Autobiography pays a tribute to Graham Chapman, but Monty Python fans will feel a little cheated, thanks to the black comedy's lack of comic value and exhausting animations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2013
The varying tones give a patchy feel to the enterprise without adding up to anything as radical as the Pythons' own assault on TV conventions. A cordial tribute to a fascinating chap nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2013
A moving and often funny self-portrayal of Chapman that will delight Python fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2013
Such a clever conceit that you wish, ever so much, that they'd gotten it right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
January 23, 2013
It's an affectionate, imaginative tribute to the artist's idiosyncratic take on life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2013
You wonder if an actual documentary might have revealed more about a man so desperate to obscure himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2013
...uneven and, with abrupt transitions from one animation style to another, distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 12, 2013
The most interesting aspect of "A Liar's Autobiography" is watching all the different visual styles go by...
Full Review | Original Score: C
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