April 6, 2010

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Title: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Year: 1975
Length: 91 minutes
Directors: Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones & Michael Palin
Starring: Chapman, Cleese, Idle, Gilliam, Jones, Palin
Music: stock music
Distinctions: currently #66 on the IMDb's Top 250

My reaction
Synopsis: bits of Arthurian legend, kind of, not really
How I saw it: on video many times, most recently yesterday (have on VHS)
Concept: Great.
Story: Indifferent.
Characters: Good. Not exactly well-developed, but memorable.
Dialog: Great.
Pacing: Good.
Cinematography: Great. One of my favorite things about this movie is it's not just a Monty Python movie - it's also a Terry Gilliam movie. It actually looks better than serious period films.
Special effects/design: Great.
Acting: Bad. Chapman is absolutely terrible. Everyone else is very good, but man, Chapman is awful.
Music: Great.
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites).
Objective Rating: 3.3/4 3.4/4 (Very good).

[eta: re-watched 3/2/2012)

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