Monty Python and the Holy Grail Review

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

by Rob Fraser |
Published on
Release Date:

01 Jan 1975

Running Time:

94 minutes



Original Title:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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.
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