Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 31, 1983
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Orndorf

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.

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Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media

Edgy Python schtick better for older viewers.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Mostly dead-on and characteristically Pythonesque.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The skits range from hilarious to humdrum.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Perfect Python!

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Spotty and fitfully very funny. Lacks the structure of the other Python big screen films.

Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

It's a weird kind of fun.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Prime Monty Python, primo laughs.

Stefan Birgir Stefansson

MP, always funny...

Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
This was the last movie to feature all the original Python's together before the death of Graham Chapman, it was also the groups last movie altogether,… More
Randy Tippy
Hysterically amusing.
Greg S
Monty Python discusses life, from the sanctity of every sperm to the rudeness of the Grim Reaper, in a series of sketches. Unlike the team's story-based… More
Alex roy
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life is a great comedy. Brilliantly acted, and directed, The Meaning of Life is one of those comedies that are still… More
Melvin White
Humphrey: What's wrong with a kiss, boy? Hmm? Why not start her off with a nice kiss? You don't have to go leaping straight for the clitoris like a… More
Lucas Martins
The Meaning of Life it's a terrific art work by the great humor group. This last feature is much more faithful to the TV show, without lose the surrealism… More