Monty Python and the Holy Grail


One line review: A shotgun blast of random comedy bits loosely strung together to form something resembling a movie.

Movie Title: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Actors: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi Phifer, Ty Burrell, Michael Kelly, Kevin Zegers, Michael Barry, Lindy Booth

Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones

Year: 1975

Genre: Comedy

Method of Viewing: DVD

Location of Viewing: Home

Viewing with: Family

Rotten Tomatoes: 94% – A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm.

My rating: ***

My assessment (the first 101 words at least): I’m honestly not quite sure what I’ve just seen. I suppose it was a movie, though a very strange movie that barely had a central plot or logical path. It was more a series of skits loosely strung together. Some skits were funny, some weren’t, but overall it was good. I don’t think I see this as a classic like other people do, so much as some harmless fun. The movie itself is hoping you’ll forget the lame skits and have good memories of the funny skits. Good enough for a single watch, but no need to watch it again.

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One Response to Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  1. LOL. I saw it with a different cast. Sarah Polley wasn’t even born then. I didn’t love it either. You should check out Life of Brian. Far superior, more cohesive story, less random.

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