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5.0 out of 5 stars What have the Romans ever done for us?
John Cleese once said that this film is what he'd most like to be remembered for, which coming from a man who wrote some of the best Python sketches and Fawlty Towers, should tell you something about how good this film is.
Hugely controversial at the time, the subject matter of 'The Life of Brian' was considered strictly taboo in 1979, and even today it can still...
Published on 1 April 2003 by Touring Mars

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2.0 out of 5 stars Always read the small print
I have steadfastly resisted buying previous versions of this DVD, as the 'extras' are virtually non-existent. Where is the spoof travelogue that accompanied the cinema release (with John Cleese getting increasingly frustrated with the number of scenes including gondolas)? Where is the short Christmas card animation, without which the appearance of the cut-out stagecoach...
Published on 9 July 2004 by John Wyant


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Mar. 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Careful now..., 6 Dec. 2013
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A classic. Divinely inspired, I'd say.

But at what age should you show it to your kids? 12 or 13? (That was a good age for The Holy Grail, I found.)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Film, 17 Dec. 2013
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I have grown up with this file and found the price absolutely excellent compared to other sites. Good delivery too and would recommend this file for a laugh.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic funny religious romp, featuring some nudity, 18 Nov. 2001
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this is possibly one of the funniest films ever, a title often thrown around, but rarely deserved. right from the opening credits, you will not stop laughing, the pythons are at the top of their game here. far better than most of todays 'comedy' efforts, i can't help but laugh at it, even tho i know most of the jokes, and can always tell whats coming next. if you ain't seen it, buy it now. if you have seen it buy it anyway, and wait for the release of monty pythons 'holy grail'
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheddar, Swiss, Colby..., 14 Mar. 2006
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Kurt Messick "FrKurt Messick" (London, SW1) - See all my reviews
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Blessed are the cheesemakers!
This is what one line from the Sermon on the Mount is mis-interpreted as being by one of the distant crowd members (remember, Jesus had no microphones or amplification -- you try talking down a mountain and see who hears you correctly!).
And of course, the instant interpretation (obviously emphasising the 'fun' in fundamental interpretation) -- 'he obviously means that to apply to the makers of any dairy products,' is applied by one of the listeners.
I heard this used (and have since myself used) as an example in a sermon of the difficulty of interpretation. And this entire movie is rife with such examples of twisting the biblical (and extra-biblical) stories -- often with hilarious results, but quite frequently one finds oneself laughing because it is accurate, rather than satire. Wasn't it Will Rogers who said 'I don't have to satirise my enemies: I merely have to quote them.'?
Beginning with the birth in the manger through to a crucifixion, our would-be and reluctant messiah embarks on a mad-cap romp through a thoroughly modern-Britainised Palestine of the null-millenium. Just at the Bible leaves out the childhood of Jesus, so does this movie leave out the childhood of Brian -- and I've often wondered of the split in the believers -- those who followed the shoe and those who followed the gourd, which are catholics and which are protestants?
Perhaps the best scene to any prep-school graduate would be the sight of the Roman guard correcting the Latin grammar of Brian the would-be slogan writer and political propagandist.
'It says, "Romans go home!",' Brian insists.
'No it doesn't,' the guard replies. 'It says "People called the Romans they go the house!" '
A great film for humour, a great film for provoking thought, a great film for leaving your serious side alone for a bit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for me, 3 Sept. 2013
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Great film, so silly. Laughed from the start to the finish, love it. Would recommend it to anyone. Super fun. The Python team at their best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film, 20 May 2013
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A must buy xxxx

Monty Python always good for a laugh and very watchable.

Silly but hilarious just as it should be xxx
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5.0 out of 5 stars very funny.classic movie of all time, 19 Aug. 2013
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fantastic, watched it 4 times already recomended it to my family and friends, monty python iam hooked,
debbie smith
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 May 2015
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funny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 May 2015
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