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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Movie Reviews

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06/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Comedy Carries the Movie

I love Monty Python, and The Holy Grail was my first introduction to the comedy troop. Their comedy is insane, and their ideas are bizarre, and that’s a large part of the reason their TV Show and movies are remembered with such fondness. The Holy Grail is a perfect exemplification of their odd sense of humor. The movie is less a story then it is an odd series of sketches surrounding one group of characters, so while the jokes themselves are legendarily funny, the overall story suffers.

Most people know the best parts of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, even if they’ve never seen it before. The “French Kanigget,” “Bring out ya dead,” and “It’s only a flesh wound” bits are some of the most iconic moments in movie history, and for good reason; they’re funny as hell.

Even after a d...

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07/27/2011 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail review

In watching comedies one has to factor in the humor injected. Is it slapstick, based on dialogue, gestures, set pieces or wardrobe (or lack thereof) used? You get all of these with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Even before the film starts, you see the unique wit used by the director with regards to the use of subtitles. The people responsible were sacked, and for those responsible for sacking have been sacked. Starting with the end credits was another distinctive idea. The films had many uproarious moments: The Black Knight (John Cleese) slaughtered by King Arthur (Graham Chapman), he mentioned that “it’s only a flesh wound” after his arms have been cut off. Prince Herbert (Terry Jones) thought that his father was talking about the curtains, in spite of the lands he was pointin...

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10/13/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Sidesplitting humor...

African or European? Yes ladies and gents, this is the question you should be asking yourself: African or European? From the moment this hilarious low budget film begins on their pointless task to the point where King Arthur and Sir Bedivere get arrested for murder, you will be laughing until you wet yourself. Then you will be laughing at the person next to you who has just wet their pants. This follows the quest for the Knights of the Round Table, and after being told off by God, the quest for the Holy Grail. Although the plot line is a bit mixed, the characters are developed so quickly you don't realize that it happened. The acting is somewhat woeful, but the sheer stupidity is enough to keep anyone confused.Director Terry Gilliam has dipped deep into the vaults of time and of course th...

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Franz Patrick
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05/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

It Was... Okay

Gosh, you know, I really wanted to like this movie because it's so silly and it doesn't try to impress anyone. But I just can't quite recommend it because the humour nowadays is so different; most people would just think it's stupid and pointless. Even though I had a good time, I thought it got too random at times and I even got confused. The story did not make sense, which I learned to accept less than half-way through the picture, but there's no excuse for it to feel like it's dragging on especially when it's only about an hour and thirty minutes long. I guess it's partly because I'm not particularly fond of slapstick comedies. Still, there were many things about this film that I thought was original. For instance, the knights that say "Ni," the tapping of coconuts to compensate for the...

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04/13/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Quest for Humor

I believe I was the last of my friends to see this movie. A co-worker of mine always makes references to it at work, and I never really laughed, and finally one day she asked if I had ever seen it, and I told her no. She brought it to me to watch over the weekend, and I just finished it.

It wasn't the knock out comedy I was expecting, but it was decent. Maybe it's because it was made make in 1974 and British humor. You see I sort of have to be in the mood for that sort of comedy.

However, I really loved the black knight scene. I love how King Arthur (played by Graham Chapman) cuts off the black knight's arm and the knight says, "C'mon ya pansy!" That had me laughing really good. Arthur goes on to cut off all the Knights limbs and the Knight is just a hump on the ground and he...

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08/02/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Pythons at their best

This is now and probably always will be the most quoted and recognized Monty Python film ever to be released. All the Pythons are fantastic. Graham Chapman is hilarious as the straight-faced King Arthur, along with a few other roles. His straight man occasionally delves into the "silly", which makes for an excellent performance. John Cleese, my personal favorite of the Pythons, is funny as the French Taunter and- my favorite role in the film- the eccentric, pyromaniac, spitting Tim the Enchanter! Michael Palin has one of the funniest moments in the film while in the Castle Anthrax with about 20 young girls. Terry Jones is a riot as the timid Prince Herbert, who sounds like Michael Crawford and yearns to escape his castle with Sir Lancelot. Eric Idle is very funny as Sir Robin, the Not-Qui...

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