Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
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The Meaning of Life is without a doubt the most tasteless of the Monty Python feature films; it also happens to be one of the funniest. Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes, beginning with a pre-credits sequence at a staid London insurance company which transforms before our eyes into a pirate ship. One of our favorite bits involve the National Health doctors who try to claim a healthy liver from a still-living donor, pointing out that there's nothing in his contract preventing this. And of course, there's the scene with the world's most… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite its obvious shortcomings, The Meaning of Life also happens to be devastatingly funny at times, hitting a few beats of silliness with traditional Python precision."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Edgy Python schtick better for older viewers."
‑ Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media
"Mostly dead-on and characteristically Pythonesque."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Com sua irreverência habitual, o Monty Python cria um filme que diverte o espectador com seus enlouquecidos esquetes e seu humor sem concessões."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"An okay comedy. More jokes fall flat than bring out a laugh."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The skits range from hilarious to humdrum."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Perfect Python!"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Spotty and fitfully very funny. Lacks the structure of the other Python big screen films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Strictly for people with dark senses of humor, any Python film should be avoided by anyone that thinks Jay Leno is funny"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Classic Python"
‑ Kevin Fiddler, Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
"It's a weird kind of fun."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Prime Monty Python, primo laughs."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"MP, always funny..."
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"A zany and outrageous comedy about the wrong-headedness of many serious people."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The vomiting scene is one of the funniest moments ever filmed."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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