Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

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April 16, 2020
The plot treads a narrow, semi-blasphemous path through ancient times.
August 13, 2019
While the movie doesn't reinvent the wheel, it is professionally impeccable. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 7, 2019
Life of Brian is undoubtedly the greatest religious satire of all-time. Comedic gold.
April 12, 2019
Life of Brian is an unexpectedly earnest, sweet-natured hymn to the idea of tolerance.
February 25, 2019
While the most ambitious and thematically coherent of the Monty Python feature films, Life of Brian is also the least of them.
September 13, 2018
Regularly voted the funniest British film. A contender.
November 29, 2017
The Pythons' instincts strike home, not only in Brian's miserable failure to imbue his followers with some basic decency, but in the self-apparent barbarism that he's fighting against.
August 17, 2017
Brian's life is pure hell. And very funny to watch.
February 6, 2014
Only a select few of [Monty Python's] truest fans will appreciate the message they convey in a movie that actively mocks the concept of organized religion while making us laugh along with them.
May 10, 2012
It looked back 2000 years for its comic content, but was a decade ahead in provoking Christian controversy. Yet how much hotter would the steaming Pilate of blasphemy-accusations have got if the Pythons had included their scripted mockeries of Zionism?
December 31, 2010
Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.
October 13, 2010
It's a Mel Brooks kind of Jewish joke film made by gentiles.
September 11, 2009
I've always considered it the group's nadir; it seems toothlessly silly.
September 11, 2009
Brian contains too many hilarious bits to single out the best.
July 31, 2008
Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.
April 7, 2008
Boys of my generation memorize the Monty Python repertoire as a buttress against the terror of losing their virginity.
April 14, 2006
A cheeky, irreverent parallel to the life of Jesus by the last great comedy troupe to make movies.
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February 9, 2006
Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.
September 30, 2005
Although some consider Monty Python an acquired taste, anyone with a sense of humor and an open mind should find something in this movie to enjoy.
July 25, 2005
...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution.
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