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This review is from: Monty Python & Holy Grail [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
All the more for how clear in retrospect the individual quality of the actors and writers involved is, Holy Grail turns out to have aged badly. The jokes are heavy and repetitive. The relative rudeness that was groundbreaking in its day is quaint at best. The dialog is stuffy and less imaginative than rambling, with some pedantic moments. The filming and lighting are sub-par, even on the better transfers.
Whatever prompted John Cleese to return for this one, the last hurrah of the original Monty Pythons was more a last gasp, with rare funny moments drowned in tedious filler.
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2013 12:57:05 GMT
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86 five star reviews and 3 one star reviews (1 of which was for the poor quality transfer so not really commenting on the film). I think that says it all really. This film is a timeless classic that is as funny now as it was back when it was first released. You wouldn't say the Mona Lisa isn't as good now as when it was first painted so why say it about this work of comedic genius?
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