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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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United Kingdom · 1975
Rated PG · 1h 31m
Director Terry Jones
Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

King Arthur, accompanied by his squire, recruits his Knights of the Round Table, including Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot and Sir Galahad the Pure. As they find recruits and search for the Holy Grail, they go off on silly adventures and stir up shenanigans.

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Elsa Bauerdick Profile picture for Elsa Bauerdick

This movie is absolutely hilarious. From killer bunnies to shrubbery raving nights, every moment is wonderfully acted and impeccable panned out to deliver the most possible punch. The story feels like coherent plot but the sketch comedy feel the makes Monty python so fantastic still shines through

Yasmeen Gaber Profile picture for Yasmeen Gaber

It’s unreal how densely-packed the jokes are in the film. It was perhaps inevitable that Monty Python’s (as a sketch comedy troupe) feature films would be a string of absurd and genius sketches, but one can also appreciate a through-line of plot. The plot in this film does, however, take a back seat to the jokes and sketches, and that approach is clearly intentional (and obviously successful). The film takes care to make fun of its world, but it also makes fun of film itself through direct references to the fact that the events being chronicled are, in fact, fiction. A classic to be recommended again and again.

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Variety by

Basically an excuse for set pieces, some amusing, others overdone.


Boston Globe by Jay Carr

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.

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