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Detroit Free Press:
The new Holy Grail is no revelation, just hilarious confirmation that the old days were in fact better.
An incredibly silly film of great humor, brilliant design and epic insanity.
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.
Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together -- but would you want it any other way?
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.
Represents one of the best and brightest comedies ever to shine from the silver screen.
Globe and Mail:
Has been so quoted and requoted that the scenes and words feel tattooed onto the psychic membrane.
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.
Python's delightful and, on the whole, consistent reductio ad absurdum of the Grail legend.
So unnecessarily gorgeous, there are moments where it feels like Tarkovsky with drag and farting.
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.
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.
Really smart people improvising really silly gags and bits, most of which work, some of which don't.