Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl Reviews

Page 1 of 15
½ August 7, 2016
A lot of the material is rehashed from the 1970's, but it's an interesting enough live performance of it.
½ October 16, 2015
Monty python doesn't translate to the live stage well, that is the conclusion that can be drawn here. A very direct comparison can be made between this movie and now for something completely different because almost all of the set pieces from now for something completely different are performed in Hollywood bowl live, but not to great success.
January 24, 2015
This was standup at its best. Imagine seeing MP live! And this has some epic skits.... like the Last Supper...
July 5, 2014
Monty Python's Greatest Bits!
February 23, 2014
Highlights include albatross and the argument sketches.
January 5, 2014
A perfect display of pure Python. Hysterical!
½ June 14, 2013
Very funny, but is best for hardcore Monty Python fans.
½ June 13, 2013
Good sketch gig of the six Python's doing what they did best - being wacky & absurd! It works better as a film, as you can tell as lot of the sketches would take a bit to clean off the stage & re-set it up! Not as great as any of the films, although almost as good as 'And Now for Something Completely Different'. Best sketch: trying to out-do each other with how poor/hard-done-by they were growing up!
December 30, 2012
Splendid live run through of old faithful material with some great new stuff - Albatross anyone?
December 7, 2012
Live version, a must see!
September 6, 2012
After Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) came out to protests and critical acclaim, it made the Monty Python team global superstars. To capitalise on their fame, their new manager Denis O'Brien booked them to play 4 nights at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1980. It would be the last time all 6 Python's would perform live together, and the film is a good laugh as well. Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, along with Carol Cleveland and Neil Innes, perform before 18,000 fans some of the best sketches from their TV series, including The Ministry of Silly Walks, The Argument Sketch, Travel Agent, Crunchy Frog and Nudge Nudge. They also perform songs like Never Be Rude To An Arab, Sit On My Face, Bruces' Philosophers Song and The Lumberjack Song. Innes sings I'm The Urban Spaceman and How Sweet to Be an Idiot. As well as featuring filmed bits from the German Specials they did in 1971 and 1972, there's one or two new sketches, like The Last Supper and Colin 'Bomber' Harris. It's a good live show, filmed over 4 nights, and subsequently released in cinemas. They were at their best creatively and as a team when they did this, and it shows. The only thing missing is The Parrot Sketch, but they were sick of it by that point, you can't have everything, but it's a good time piece of how, for a moment, America went Python mad.
August 12, 2012
Typically witty stand-up comedy by the Pythons.
May 22, 2012
Monty Python shines in this live performance of some of their most famous sketches. They play well to an audience. Somehow they manage to perform these old well known and popular skits as if they were brand new, and they feel fresh after many years of performance. I still enjoy popping this one and enjoying a very solid performance from the group.
March 31, 2012
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl may be bit on the dated side and doesn't really look that good technically, but it's a great snapshot of a group of successful guys going out and playing the Hollywood crowds for a fun evening of nonsense comedy. The best moment has to be the Church Police sketch when Terry Jones begins laughing and can hardly contain himself, especially when his wig flies off. It's also fun to see Terry Gilliam get more involved with the group as well, even if he can't keep much of a straight either. It may not be perfect, but it's a fun little movie with familiar sketches and even some new material mixed in. All in all, very enjoyable.
March 29, 2012
Even though I'm not a Monty Python fan, I would actually like to see a comedy play made by them. Some jokes were funny and the audience responded well.
March 2, 2012
Funny and original, not a big fan of english humor but Monty Python and Black Adder are exceptions.
FilmFanatik
Super Reviewer
October 5, 2011
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl may be bit on the dated side and doesn't really look that good technically, but it's a great snapshot of a group of successful guys going out and playing the Hollywood crowds for a fun evening of nonsense comedy. The best moment has to be the Church Police sketch when Terry Jones begins laughing and can hardly contain himself, especially when his wig flies off. It's also fun to see Terry Gilliam get more involved with the group as well, even if he can't keep much of a straight either. It may not be perfect, but it's a fun little movie with familiar sketches and even some new material mixed in. All in all, very enjoyable.
May 11, 2011
Hilarious, brilliant, clever, classic, 4 words to describe Monty Python, and this film is no exception.
April 29, 2011
they are good at live performance as usual!
Page 1 of 15