Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead might not be the definitive doc National Lampoon fans are waiting for, but it's still almost as transgressively funny as the magazine in its heyday.

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The National Lampoon magazine utilizes outrageous humor to poke fun at politics, religion, entertainment and lifestyles.

Cast & Crew

John Battsek
Executive Producer
Nicole Stott
Executive Producer
Joseph Krings
Film Editor
G. Jesse Martinez
Film Editor
Bryce Jacobs
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All Critics (64) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (56) | Rotten (8)

  • This documentary is a stunning visual achievement, with director Douglas Tirola using perhaps thousands of images to give us a real sense of the seminal, savage American satirical magazine National Lampoon.

    October 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • What makes Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead feel particularly vibrant is how the Lampoon's specific art direction is put to use.

    October 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The movie is an orgy of boomer self-congratulation -- yet it lacks even that movie's ironic notation of how a bastion of white-male privilege managed to pass itself off as radical.

    October 8, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Tirola's documentary is brisk and entertaining, if not especially thoughtful. But then neither was the magazine, whose militant bad taste spawned "Saturday Night Live" and so much more.

    October 8, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • We can only imagine with glee what these comic geniuses could have done with some of today's political and cultural figures.

    October 8, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A frenetic, rough-edged, unapologetic tribute to the Lampoon, featuring some amazing archival footage, nifty bits of animation and dozens of straightforward talking-head interviews that crackle and pop.

    October 7, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4

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