Monty Python and the Holy Grail Review

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King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.


There's something about feature films that brings out the best in the Pythons. The occasional indulgence of the TV series is replaced by a more focused approach which wrings every conceivable joke out of a given subject.

While Holy Grail falls short of Life Of Brian's comic masterpiece status, it has more than enough killer lines, sight gags and inspired absurdity to qualify as a medieval-on-your-ass laff-riot.

Highlights include an encounter with a homicidal bunny, Launcelotís misguided wedding guest massacre, Michael Palin's bolshy peasant ridiculing the Lady Of The Lake ('some moistened bint'), and, of course, the use of coconut shells in place of actual trusty steeds.

A medieval-on-your-ass laff-riot.