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

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Ben Walters
Time Out
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
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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
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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
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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-
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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).
Full Review | 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
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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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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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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
October 31, 2012
A 3D multistyle animated tribute to late Monty Python member Graham Chapman that falls short as biography but honors the spirit of the beloved British comedy troupe.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 31, 2012
A coda shifts to video footage of Cleese's irreverent eulogy; you wish the whole film could have been as slyly somber.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5