Monty Python's Life of Brian Synopsis
Mistaken for the Messiah, Brian (Graham Chapman) rocks Rome leading the Judean People's Front.

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L.A. Weekly

Astringently funny masterpiece.
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By James Berardinelli
It has been said that a Monty Python movie is only successful if it offends everyone in the audience at least once. By that measuring stick...
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91

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
As far as a coherent, hilarious story line, as well as sheer blasphemous glee, you can't do much better than "Life of Brian."
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
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...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
"No God and no religion can survive ridicule," wrote Mark Twain, but for once the sage of Hannibal was wrong.
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80

Dallas Observer

By Gregory Weinkauf
Brian's brilliant, saved itself by benefactor George Harrison, who ponied up the budget of 2 million pounds...simply because he loved the...
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80

TV Guide

While it may lack the sheer comic anarchy of their other work, Life of Brian may be probably the funniest collective efforts concocted by...
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80

Variety

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Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings. (Review of Original Release)
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Blessed are the Pythons for making holy wit of the Holy Writ.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Funny, in that peculiar British way where jokes are told sideways, with the obvious point and then the delayed zinger.
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Sandaled Python pic too irreverent for young kids.
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