Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Monty Python's classic religious satire about poor old Brian, born on Christmas in the stable next to Jesus, who spends his life being mistaken for the Messiah. Due to its sensitive subject matter, the film was banned in both Norway and Ireland for blasphemy when first released.

1979Rating: M94 minsUK
ComedyClassic
Director:
Terry Jones ('Monty Pythons and the Holy Grail', 'The Meaning of Life', 'The Wind in the Willows')
Writer:
Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry JonesMichael Palin
Cast:
Graham ChapmanJohn CleeseTerry GilliamEric IdleTerry JonesMichael Palin

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Monty Python's Life of Brian / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings.

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Time Out

Time Out

Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Bad taste of this order is rare but not yet dead.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Funny, in that peculiar British way where jokes are told sideways, with the obvious point and then the delayed zinger.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A stylistically eclectic comic masterpiece.

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BBC

BBC

A beautiful film, a perfect comedy, and a gentle triumph of silliness over pomposity, self-importance, and intolerance.

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