Jabberwocky (1977)

Terry Gilliam directed this fantasy/comedy taking place in medieval times. Michael Palin stars as Dennis Cooper, a dull-witted bumpkin who stumbles his way through jousting knights, grungy peasants, cross-dressing nuns, and damsels in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 15, 1977
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2001
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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Jabberwocky will certainly be of interest to both Gilliam and [Monty] Python fans; we just can't see it ever becoming a favorite of either.

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Shane Burridge

The cast looks like it was recruited from a Pasolini movie, the budget-concious framing is claustrophobic, and there's way too much smoke

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Infuse the "dark ages adventure" with some mildly amusing Python-style comedy bits and you have a strong sense of what Jabberwocky is all about.

Fernando F. Croce

Medieval pigsty-jamboree

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Rob Gonsalves

Gilliam wins major points for so thoroughly debunking the Dark Ages.

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Cole Smithey

Terry Gilliam's visionary humor and style is on full display here.

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

One of the Python's weakest.

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Phil Hubbs
A film purely based around the unusual poem by Lewis Carroll which in turn is set within the 'Alice in Wonderland' story. So a sweet classic source is… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Uneven, but atmospheric and funny portrait of the dark ages.
Aj V
A goofy spoof of fantasy movies, from Gilliam of Monty Python, but this movie is horrible next to Holy Grail. It's got some funny jokes, but overall,… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
I was expecting the grandness of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"! But this is a bore.
Tim Salmons
It does hold that Gilliam style and is funny at times, but like all of his work, it's uneven. I enjoy having it on in the background to occupy my time,… More
xGary Xx
Has some of the moments of magic you'd expect from Gilliam, but it's patchy and nowhere near as good as The Holy Grail.