Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

Critics score:
97 / 100

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Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press: The new Holy Grail is no revelation, just hilarious confirmation that the old days were in fact better. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: An incredibly silly film of great humor, brilliant design and epic insanity. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: For all its shenanigans, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has a sense of humor that is intellectual, even academic, at heart. Read more

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: The funniest movie of 1975 and probably the silliest movie ever made. Read more

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer: Monty Python and the Holy Grail still stands as a gloriously silly and twisted send-up. Read more

Tom Sime, Dallas Morning News: Brimming over with unforgettable gags and baroquely nonsensical insults. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together -- but would you want it any other way? Read more

Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic: Here is Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is neither as sparkling as it is said to be nor as bad as it seems to be at the start. But it's pretty good. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: A marvelously particular kind of lunatic endeavor. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Represents one of the best and brightest comedies ever to shine from the silver screen. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Has been so quoted and requoted that the scenes and words feel tattooed onto the psychic membrane. Read more

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: Grail is as funny as a movie can get, but it is also a tough-minded picture -- as outraged about the human propensity for violence as it is outrageous in its attack on that propensity. Read more

Chris Petit, Time Out: Python's delightful and, on the whole, consistent reductio ad absurdum of the Grail legend. Read more

Tom Huddleston, Time Out: So unnecessarily gorgeous, there are moments where it feels like Tarkovsky with drag and farting. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Monty Python's Flying Circus, the British comedy group which gained fame via BBC-TV, send-up Arthurian legend, performed in whimsical fashion with Graham Chapman an effective straight man as King Arthur. Read more

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post: Ah, bless the Pythons, back after 26 years to get medieval all over again on the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post: Really smart people improvising really silly gags and bits, most of which work, some of which don't. Read more