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  1. 100
    It's still the Holy Grail of crazy comedy.
  2. What we have here is an historical document of inestimable value, describing in no uncertain terms the terrible and beautiful times before AIDS.
  3. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    100
    Nobody ever placed brilliance in the service of silliness quite the way the Python gang did. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is stuffed with both.
  4. Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    80
    Silly, sophomoric, and slapped together, but would you want it any other way?
  5. Has a sense of humor that is intellectual, even academic, at heart.
  6. Still stands as a gloriously silly and twisted send-up.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    70
    Basically an excuse for set pieces, some amusing, others overdone.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 100
  2. Negative: 2 out of 100
  1. Jun 20, 2011
    10
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail is simply brimming with great sketches, with it's only problem being the laughs come so fast unfortunately you may miss a few. And, of course, not every sketch is perfect. But, all in all. MP and the HG is not only a cracking and damn near perfect comedy for it's time, but is also much better than almost anything out today. Simply unmissable, along with the other fantastic MP films. If you don't love this, your a lost cause. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2010
    10
    one of the best comidies ever. i was rolling on the floor and in tears from laughing so hard. the brilliance of this film is just uncanny . when you can make some thing funny like a guy following the knights and banging two cocconuts together to make the sound of horse galloping not really because they thought it was gona be funny as to they had no money to afford real horses just shows how much of brilliant theese guys are. so many funny moments in this film i couldnt even list them all. one of the few commodies ive seen more a few times and still laugh when i see it. . people will still be laughing on the floor in 50 years when seeing this. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is an amazing movie! The film is just laugh out loud hilarious. The plot tends to remain fairly strong and full of humor while the acting is just plain superb. These guys nailed the acting and it creates a laugh-out-loud good time. The only glaring oddity with The Holy Grail is the story. The plot is great and all but they are searching for the Holy Grail but then I don't quite what happened to that quest but that is insignificant when compared to the rest of the package. Overall, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a great movie that is a must-see for it will entertain you for years to come as well as change the way you look at comedy, it is the master of slapstick. My actual score: Presentation: 10, Plot: 9.5, Acting: 10, Script: 10, Lasting Appeal: 10. Overall Score for Monty Python and The Holy Grail: 9.8 out of 10 "Amazing" Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2013
    10
    This movie is one of my all-time favorites. The rereleased version with interviews was an easy purchase to make, and watching the movie itself never gets old. My all-time favorite comedy, with some of my favorite actors. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2014
    10
    Without a doubt one of my all time favourite movies along with life of brian. It is sad in the almost 40 years since its release their is very little that can hold a candle to it. It has some of the most quoted one liners of any movie and justifiably so. Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2014
    9
    We all know it, we all love it, and we all quote it. The Holy Grail is still arguably one of the greatest comedies of all time and there is a good reason for that. Each scene plays out hilariously well timed, such as the Black Knight duel, the trojan bunny, the Keeper of the Bridge of Death, every scene is just funny punchline upon funny punchline, and each one hits a bulls-eye. Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2013
    8
    Hilarious film! Pieces of comedy genius that borderline on ridiculous. Would highly recommend to any slapstick comedy fan with any sort of sense of humour Expand

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