Monty Python and the Holy Grail

October 12, 202183/1001581 min
Year
1974
Director
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
Age
7+
Country
United Kingdom
Runtime
91.0
Overall Score
Rating Overview
Imdb
82%
Rotten tomatoes
84%
vod-news
83%
Rating Summary
A wonderful charm filters through these almost collegiate efforts, as if these underfunded Brits, in doing their best, did it better. The result is a singular work, accessible and inviting on a level their later films did not achieve and colored with their youth, energy, determination, fearlessness, and—with no studio or censor board constantly peering over their shoulders—freedom, of the kind that makes nerdy, glasses-wearing schoolboys (and some others) wish to remember. Take any one of those elements out of the Python formula and Holy Grail would have suffered. I—and thousands like me—would never have been introduced to them, high school or no

The credits are rolled to deeply ominous music with several false starts, interlaced with apologies for the inadequacies of each, during which numerous titlers are fired en masse. In the end, credits that are heavily laced with references to moose, llamas and other furry animals roll to highly festive Latin music.

Karl

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