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Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 13, 2010
It's a Mel Brooks kind of Jewish joke film made by gentiles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2006
A cheeky, irreverent parallel to the life of Jesus by the last great comedy troupe to make movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 25, 2005
...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use them...as cries for war and persecution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 9, 2005
Bad taste of this order is rare but not yet dead.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2005
Movies just don't really come much funnier than this.
| Original Score: 5/5
February 11, 2005
Freaking hilarious. 'Speak up!' I said it's freaking hilarious!
| Original Score: 5/5
November 12, 2004
The Pythons take satirical aim at the dangers of blind religious fervor -- which makes Brian... the perfect complement to [Mel] Gibson's blood-soaked film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 11, 2004
An icon of irreverent comic brilliance.
August 1, 2004
The Pythons are enlightened jesters, whose scorn is reserved for those who persist in walking in darkness.
July 15, 2004
See, this is what "The Passion of the Christ" needed. More song-and-dance numbers.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
July 9, 2004
As far as a coherent, hilarious story line, as well as sheer blasphemous glee, you can't do much better than Life of Brian.
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