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  • Summary: On the 40th anniversary of The Monty Python show, the six-part documentary is filled with the history of the comedy troupe, anecdotes, and comments from various comedians on the influence it had on them.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Documentary

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. 100
    It is an excellent 40th-anniversary documentary.
  2. 100
    They say analyzing comedy kills it, but in this case, it's one revelation after another. Add rare footage of their early years, some non-Python TV appearances, tense on-set footage filmed during the making of their movies, and clips of their greatest hits, and you've got Monty nirvana.
  3. 90
    Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut) is a serious history of sublime nonsense, packaged with classic Python-esque irreverence.
  4. Despite its equivocal title, Almost the Truth beats any Python documentary yet made for comprehensiveness and depth.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    Frankly, six hours is a whole lot of time for any documentary, but the treasure trove of Python material ensures that Almost the Truth goes down smoothly, or at least almost so.
  6. It's funnier because it includes some comic sketches, but they are truncated. Further down, whole episodes focus on the Python movies, one for The Life of Brian, one for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You get funny excerpts, but also lots of blah-blah.
  7. 70
    It is a treat, if not a revelation, for fans. This is very well plowed ground, after all. As for the as yet uninitiated, what they don’t find baffling they’ll likely find excessive.

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  1. Feb 21, 2017
    9
    It does manage to convey a sense of the personalities of the members of the show and how they cooperated.
    Its a very concise and illuminating
    It does manage to convey a sense of the personalities of the members of the show and how they cooperated.
    Its a very concise and illuminating documentary for both the fans who know everything and those who have no facts only know the name of monty python, both will find it pleasant but neither will call it perfect.

    It does not try to explain how BIG python was that is probably the only thing you need to know before watching this show
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  2. Jul 7, 2011
    9
    python fan will be pleased with this if you are intrested how every thing got started for the python crew . its a documentry with some nicepython fan will be pleased with this if you are intrested how every thing got started for the python crew . its a documentry with some nice python humor and stories . Expand
  3. VincentC
    Oct 22, 2009
    8
    An enjoyable 6 hours, no matter if you're a passing Python fan or a full fledged zealot. These guys have influenced comedy in so many ways.