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Average: 9.68%
Pretty Bad: 6.45%
Total Crap: 3.23%

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by PyThomas

"Right! Stop this review right now! It's too silly!"
5 stars

If, for some reason, you have never even been exposed to any of Monty Python's humor, this movie is a wonderful introduction to the fine art of their trade.

This was actually the British troupe's first foray into film (Holy Grail came second), shot in 1971. The Pythons (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin) had two seasons of their "Monty Python's Flying Circus" TV show under their belt already, and when they struck a deal with Columbia Pictures to make a movie that would be released Stateside, they assembled their best sketches from those two TV seasons into a rapid-fire stream-of-consciousness celluloid romp.

Among the featured bits: (deep breath) Lumberjack Song, Upperclass Twit-of-the-Year Competition, Blackmail, The Killer Cars, How Not To Be Seen, Defending Yourself Against A Banana, Hell's Grannies, The "Spot" fairy tale.... the list goes on and on.

If you're already a hardcore Pythonhead, don't bother... you've seen this shit before. But if, God forbid, you've never heard of Monty Python, pick this video up and laugh your arse off.

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User Comments

6/26/09 Jeff Wilder Doesn't have the same cohesive feel as Grail or Brian or Life. But still hilarious. 5 stars
3/05/08 ladavies some of their best sketches, a classic! 5 stars
10/23/07 Bitchflaps Monty Python's best film and probably Gilliam's too, it's a riot. 5 stars
10/03/05 CaDizzle Passable, but Holy Grail is about 9000 times better 4 stars
4/17/05 John Aster Habig love that "Gilliam"ation 5 stars
3/25/05 dwarzel good, even with no laughter 4 stars
12/19/03 ROY L. CAIN,JR. A little taste of whats in store for us Yanks. ALBATROSS!!! 5 stars
6/23/03 AshFan Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, right? 4 stars
2/03/03 Charles Tatum He's a lumberjack and he's okay 5 stars
12/30/02 John Aster Habig even better than that holy grail movie 5 stars
1/26/02 murat some good sketches and great visuals but THE HUMOR OFTEN MAKES YOU SNOOZE 2 stars
8/07/01 Mr. Hat I thought it was hilarious the first time I saw it,but really thereare only a few good bits 3 stars
1/25/01 dave Underhill marvalous!!! 5 stars
10/30/00 YOUR Movie Expert THE PARROT IS NOT ASLEEP!!! IT DOESN'T TALK!!! IT IS A DEAD PARROT!! DECEASED!!!!! Get it? 5 stars
7/20/00 Markus Andreas Müller a good laugh 5 stars
1/27/00 K Great!! 5 stars
8/26/99 Jason Kinsey it's pretty funny, but recycled -like my underwear 3 stars
7/01/99 Elizaveta beautiful! 5 stars
4/20/99 Lucas jackson This movie is a piece of creamy shit. 3 stars
1/29/99 Scott Stipe Very funny, as always! 5 stars
11/20/98 tom monty python movies bore me----holy grail(snore)--only good one-secret of life 2 stars
10/27/98 Silent Rob They worked on T.V., so why not a long form, slightly better produced , film version? 5 stars
10/27/98 Nate Dogg Killer sketch comedy....they're the masters and here's a damn good reason why 5 stars
10/25/98 {{{OZ}}} If you're a Python fan, this is required viewing. 5 stars
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