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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
October 28, 2012
Graham Chapman's story, frankly, is better served by his Wikipedia page.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
The experience of A Liar's Autobiography is ultimately deflating instead of celebratory.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
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
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
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
Grant Rollings
The Sun (UK)
February 7, 2013
Liar's doesn't give us much insight into the meaning of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
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
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
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+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
November 30, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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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
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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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 15, 2012
It's a very naughty tome, with many dangling bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Mottram
The List
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
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 15, 2013
...uneven and, with abrupt transitions from one animation style to another, distracting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 8, 2012
...an aggressively narrow-minded documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Jonathan Crocker
Little White Lies
February 7, 2013
Fades in the mind all too quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 7, 2013
Bafflingly unfunny, and made with a ruinous lack of guiding intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Debruge
Variety
October 31, 2012
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.
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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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