A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman
A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar's Autobiography. Although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 2, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Walters
Time Out

The varying tones give a patchy feel to the enterprise without adding up to anything as radical as the Pythons' own assault on TV conventions. A cordial tribute to a fascinating chap nonetheless.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's a very naughty tome, with many dangling bits.

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Unfortunately, its laudably ambitious decision to tell Chapman's story via 14 different animation styles and distribute it in 3D makes you long for a straight TV biopic.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The film's mostly for Python completists, of whom there are many, as well as for animation junkies who will groove on the grab bag of styles.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's like watching Yellow Submarine laid over a celebrity-therapy episode of Dr. Phil.

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

The experience of A Liar's Autobiography is ultimately deflating instead of celebratory.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Apart from Chapman's dry observational tone and the others' silly voices, there's not much here to touch Python fans accustomed to soaring in a higher stratosphere of humour.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Alternately brilliant and frustrating.

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Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

Even at 85 minutes, the movie often drags as if there was insufficient quality material to draw upon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Ex-Python Graham Chapman reads from his fictional autobiography, with a dozen different animators illustrating scenes in vastly different styles; topics covered… More
Marcus Woolcott
Utterly bizarre and random biography of the late Graham Chapman, full of alcohol and homosexuality. He'd have loved it.
Jason Reneau
Ingenious and rather silly! Not only is that how one can describe this movie. But, it is also how you can describe Graham Chapman. Absurdly genius animations… More