Monty Python's Life of Brian - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Monty Python's Life of Brian Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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?
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 13, 2010
It's a Mel Brooks kind of Jewish joke film made by gentiles.
Full Review | Original Score: B

TV Guide
September 11, 2009
Brian contains too many hilarious bits to single out the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
July 31, 2008
Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
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
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
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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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
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
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
...targets...religious zealots who take Jesus' simple messages of peace and love and use cries for war and persecution.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Bad taste of this order is rare but not yet dead.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Movies just don't really come much funnier than this.
| Original Score: 5/5
Widgett Walls
February 11, 2005
Freaking hilarious. 'Speak up!' I said it's freaking hilarious!
| Original Score: 5/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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
Bill Gibron
November 11, 2004
An icon of irreverent comic brilliance.
Top Critic
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
August 1, 2004
The Pythons are enlightened jesters, whose scorn is reserved for those who persist in walking in darkness.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 15, 2004
See, this is what "The Passion of the Christ" needed. More song-and-dance numbers.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
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