(1979)

Critic Reviews

75

Metascore

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100
ReelViews
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 as well as nearly any other, The Life of Brian is an unqualified triumph. It makes us confront our foibles and laugh at them.
100
Astringently funny masterpiece.
91
As far as a coherent, hilarious story line, as well as sheer blasphemous glee, you can't do much better than "Life of Brian."
90
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.
88
"No God and no religion can survive ridicule," wrote Mark Twain, but for once the sage of Hannibal was wrong.
80
While it may lack the sheer comic anarchy of their other work, Life of Brian may be probably the funniest collective efforts concocted by the British comedy troupe "Monty Python's Flying Circus," is their most sustained effort. (Review of Original Release)
80
Brian's brilliant, saved itself by benefactor George Harrison, who ponied up the budget of 2 million pounds...simply because he loved the script when industry bigwigs turned characteristically chicken. Its overall irreverence proves a lasting balm for the ages. Thank you, Pythons, for setting such a high and enduring standard.
80
Just as wacky and imaginative as their earlier film outings. (Review of Original Release)
75
Chicago Sun-Times
Funny, in that peculiar British way where jokes are told sideways, with the obvious point and then the delayed zinger.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Blessed are the Pythons for making holy wit of the Holy Writ.

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