April 10, 2009

Life of Brian

Title: Monty Python's Life of Brian
Year: 1979
Director: Terry Jones
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin
Starring: Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones, Palin
Music: Geoffrey Burgon (and Eric Idle)
Distinctions: currently #149 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: an ordinary man in Judea in 33 AD joins the anti-Roman resistance
How I saw it: on video, any number of times, most recently yesterday (rented from Netflix)
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great).
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for story, characters and cinematography) c. 2.9/4 (Good).

Most of the humor doesn't stand up to repeated watching the way the other Python movies do, and there's too much focus on a plot (decidedly a bad direction for Monty Python), but even so it's still fun to watch.

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