I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
it is finally so absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that’s also a detective story.
Great example of an old-fashioned, pure-at-heart escapist event movie that doesn't pretend to be anything that it's not and has boat loads of fun being its own ludicrous self.
One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification.
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL shows off the talents of the Monty Python team at their most irreverent. This is a very broad comedic spoof exploring the medieval legend of King Arthur, taking care to deliver a unique mix of spoofery, cross dressing, slapstick, surreal humour, animation, character gags and basically everything thrown in except the kitchen sink. It's a high-energy enterprise that gets by without very much money at all and makes the very cheapness an asset. The team are all present and assembled well here, taking on numerous roles each. The story is episodic and sometimes little more than a series of linked sketches, but most of the jokes are very funny indeed, and there are some classic scenes: the Black Knight, Tim the Enchanter, the Knights who Say Ni, and plenty more besides. This is the kind of film that makes me proud to be British.
Paul Magne Haakonsen
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is indeed a classic, and they don't make comedies like this anymore!Everything here is just outlandish, and so strange that it works out greatly in a hilarious way.The characters are colorful, vibrant and full of personalities. And it is always fun to watch Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin take on all of the different characters and bring them to life on the screen."Monty Python and the Holy Grail" has a truly unique and funny storyline, and it is a very Monty Pythonesque movie indeed.This is the type of comedy movie that you can watch again and again, as it is a timeless classic.
I decided to start my challenge one day earlier, and what a movie to begin with!Monty Python and the Holy Grail is considered to be one of the greatest comedies of all time, and for a good reason.This low-budget film didn't just age well, but it sounds like it has been released 10 or maybe even 8 years ago, except it really makes you laugh out loud. This is how irony should be used, this is how breaking-the-fourth-wall should be done, and this is a Self-reflexive film that keeps being inventive and challenging throughout its running time.While its sharpness has been considerably blunted at some times, I was intrigued and hooked at every second of the movie.I didn't find the ending was rushed, rather I found it reasonably funny, if not completely satisfying. I'm really surprised at how Terry Gilliam take advantage of almost every silly situation or gag to reuse it later in the movie. He's a real genius!Simply, Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the godfather of parody films!(8.5/10)
MP's humor might not be for everyone, but it certainly is for me - Absolutely hilarious from start to finish! The opening credits are already funny as hell and it only gets better!