Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

From its opening multi-language titles (that sure looks like Swedish) to the closing arrest of the entire Dark Ages cast by modern-day bobbies, Monty Python and the Holy Grail helped to define "irreverence" and became an instant… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1975
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A cult classic as gut-bustingly hilarious as it is blithely ridiculous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail has lost none of its exceedingly silly charm.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

So unnecessarily gorgeous, there are moments where it feels like Tarkovsky with drag and farting.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together -- but would you want it any other way?

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Tim Brayton
Alternate Ending

Terribly exciting and clever, and while its sharpness has been considerably blunted through time, you can still tell where it once was.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Here is Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which is neither as sparkling as it is said to be nor as bad as it seems to be at the start. But it's pretty good.

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Variety Staff

Monty Python's Flying Circus, the British comedy group which gained fame via BBC-TV, send-up Arthurian legend, performed in whimsical fashion with Graham Chapman an effective straight man as King Arthur.

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Chris Barsanti

A fresh look at the ultimate mock epic, after the Python method has been assimilated into the cultural DNA, reveals the subversive spirit of this bloody and cynical Arthurian deconstruction.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Grail is as funny as a movie can get, but it is also a tough-minded picture -- as outraged about the human propensity for violence as it is outrageous in its attack on that propensity.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

Python's delightful and, on the whole, consistent reductio ad absurdum of the Grail legend.

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Peter Bradshaw

The material is superb, Neil Innes' music is tremendous and Gilliam's animations are timelessly brilliant.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This was the second movie from the thoroughly, mostly, British Python team (their first being 'And Now for Something Completely Different'). This was… More
Jacob Ethington
It's a shame I can't give a film 7 stars out of 5, because this film is almost worthy of that. One of my favorite reviewers online (Movie Bob for The… More
Eugene Bernabe
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a prevailing oddball comedy that continues to be viewed as a cult classic. Its dynamic cast and gag-filled narrative would… More
Lucas Martins
A charming and hilarious cult, The Holy Grail is certally one of the most funniest films that I ever saw. This first full length by the british group Monty… More
Daniel Mumby
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the few comedy films which continues to deserve its hype. Now thirty-eight years old, it remains incessantly… More
KJ Proulx
The comedy in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is just as fresh as it is in the original film, but the fact that they strayed away from the random… More