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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Like a lesser Python entry ("The Meaning of Life"?), it's alternately brilliant and frustrating.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's like watching "Yellow Submarine" laid over a celebrity-therapy episode of Dr. Phil.
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
The film's depiction of the ugliness and strangeness of his self-hating LA celeb lifestyle is disturbing. Not just for Python fans.
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By Kim Newman
A moving and often funny self-portrayal of Chapman that will delight Python fans.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The film only really has a pulse when it switches to live action in a few brief archival snippets, most memorably in John Cleese's appropriately outrageous eulogy for his late friend, an offering in the name of "anything for him, but mindless good taste."
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The results are exactly as patchwork as that sounds, with sequences of rowdy, sacrilegious invention punctuated by long spells of tedium.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
A coda shifts to video footage of Cleese's irreverent eulogy; you wish the whole film could have been as slyly somber. It's what the colonel would have insisted upon.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
John Cleese, Michael Palin and Chapman himself (courtesy of interviews, skits and various recordings he made before his death from cancer in 1989) chime in. It's an odd little trip, but if it weren't, one would have to ask, "Well what's all this, then?"
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
But artistically interesting only takes a film so far. What it needs are laughs- - or at least a compelling narrative. It's got neither -- with the result being a film that arrives as dead as a certain parrot from a certain skit. One of the funny ones.
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Slant Magazine

Graham Chapman's story, frankly, is better served by his Wikipedia page.
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45 out of 100
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