Life Of Brian 1979

Critics score:
96 / 100

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Ty Burr, Boston Globe: The greatest work of religious skepticism ever put on the screen. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: The more things change, the more we have to laugh if we are to have a prayer of remaining sane, and the Pythons are the best possible step in that direction. Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader: I've always considered it the group's nadir; it seems toothlessly silly. Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: A king-size cult comedy hit. Read more

Robert Abele, L.A. Weekly: After all these years, the pungency of this satire about the perils of mass miscommunication hasn't dissipated. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: There is little doubt that The Life of Brian represents some of the most daring and cutting edge comedy of the 1970s. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Funny, in that peculiar British way where jokes are told sideways, with the obvious point and then the delayed zinger. Read more

Time Out: Python successfully lampoon religious attitudes rather than religion itself. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings. Read more

J. Hoberman, Village Voice: It's a hearty burlesque. Read more

Ann Hornaday, Washington Post: Still holds up beautifully, as both pointed satire and silly, stakes-free comedy. Read more