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

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
November 21, 2012
A must see for Python disciples, this extensively produced 3D string of animations will run hot and cold with the general public.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Sauter
Film Journal International
November 16, 2012
What may surprise all but the most dedicated Python fan is the self-deprecating candor and bittersweet whimsy with which Chapman's memoir lays out his most private joys, hang-ups, foibles and demons.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 16, 2012
Apart from Chapman's dry observational tone and the others' silly voices, there's not much here to touch Python fans accustomed to soaring in a higher stratosphere of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
November 16, 2012
A must-see for any Python fan, full of insights into the peculiar alchemy that gave us silly walks, argument rentals and football-playing philosophers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew McWeeny
November 15, 2012
'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 | Original Score: D+
Marc Mohan
November 15, 2012
Unfortunately, it just doesn't come together.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 15, 2012
It's a very naughty tome, with many dangling bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
November 14, 2012
It's like watching Yellow Submarine laid over a celebrity-therapy episode of Dr. Phil.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
November 11, 2012
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 | Original Score: C
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 9, 2012
Alternately brilliant and frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
November 9, 2012
For Python cultists and completists only.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 8, 2012
It's a colorful patchwork of family high and low points, schoolboy days, professional triumphs and assorted epiphanies (including sex with women followed by sex with men).
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 8, 2012
It's an odd little trip, but if it weren't, one would have to ask, "Well what's all this, then?"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
November 6, 2012
Shockingly, little of this 3D cartoon is funny apart from Graham Chapman's own humorous narration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
November 2, 2012
Both the storytelling and the imagery are often beautiful, sometimes baffling, but captivating throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2012
The end result is insufferable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
November 1, 2012
It's sometimes a mishmash, though never an unwelcome one.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
November 1, 2012
A Liar's Autobiography is flawed and enigmatic, but ultimately entertaining. Much like its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
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Benjamin Mercer
Village Voice
November 1, 2012
The movie has enough weird-wild-ride brio to convince you that Chapman was indeed quite a character.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
November 1, 2012
And now for something almost completely useless.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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