Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Review

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First an explanation…

First an explanation… Why is this review so short? Why is my Goodfellas review so short?

I don’t have a minimum length (Or maximum; I am looking your way Wuthering Heights) for my reviews. Sometimes I just want to talk briefly about a movie. I find this happens most often with my favorite films. Outside of saying this is great, go see it what more can you say about cinematic perfection.

Not that neither Monty Python and the Holy Grail nor Goodfellas inspire the need for analysis or a breakdown of what makes them work. It is more that I prefer to let the film speak for itself. Or maybe I am saving the heavy analysis for the next giant alligator movie. Anyway, enjoy the quick bite below and of this review the full film is available on Netflix and YouTube (YouTube link below) so no excuse not to see it.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975): 10 out of 10: There are a few comedies that are funny no matter how many times you watch them. Airplane!, Tropic Thunder and this one. One of three brilliant Monty Python comedies (Life of Brian and the underrated Meaning of Life being the other two) Holy Grail is absurd magical perfection that should not work but does.

Eminently quotable with bits that are referenced in modern movies forty years later (Ready Player One had the Holy Hand Granade) the only real discussion is which scene is your favorite part of the movie. (If I had to choose I am partial to Lancelot at the wedding. Kind of Game of Thrones Red Wedding, but even funnier,)

One of the funniest and most delightful films that is almost safe for the entire family. If you have not seen it, you are in for a treat.

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