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Cast, Crew, and Other Info
Graham Chapman as Brian Cohen and others
John Cleese as Reg and others
Terry Gilliam as Man Even Further Forward and
Eric Idle as Harry the Haggler and others
Terry Jones as Mandy Cohen and others
Michael Palin as Mr. Big Nose and others
Sue Jones-Davies as Judith
Written by Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones and
Directed by Terry Jones.
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This follows the life of the boy born in the manger
next to Jesus.
The irony of when they sing “Bright Side of Life.”
How did the other PFJ members escape? They were all
This is certainly and original concept. Who
else but Python
had the guts to make an entire movie, just to spoof
religion? Who else dares to spoof organized religion
for any length
of time? Sure, The Simpsons does it, but not
after this came out. I give it 6 out of 6.
The effects are few and poor, primarily in
the tower escape
sequence. I give it 3 out of 6.
The story, like other Python fare, is a
series of related
skits. They are certainly more closely related than
some other Python
fare, though still somewhat disjoint. I give it 4 out
The acting is stiff and similar for all
actors. When one
actor plays multiple parts, you shouldn’t need
wardrobe to tell them
apart. I give it 3 out of 6.
The emotional response is the strongest
feature of any
Python. This is, in my opinion, even funnier than
Grail. I give it 6 out of 6.
The production is certainly better than
There were some restrictions due to having one actor
roles in the same scene, which made some camera
set-ups awkward, but
it’s a significantly better package than Holy
Grail. I give
it 5 out of 6.
Overall, it’s all about the funny, and the
definitely here. I give it 5 out of 6.
In total, Monty Python’s Life of Brian
receives 32 out of