Life of Brian (1979) Film Review

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“He’s not the messiah. He’s a very naughty boy.”

Okay, let’s put religious beliefs aside, whether you believe that Jesus existed, whether you believe he was the messiah, whatever you believe. What if there was just an ordinary guy living in the time of Jesus who was most definitely not the messiah, but a series of misunderstandings lead him to be followed by thousands and even, eventually, crucified – all against his will?

Thank goodness it is Monty Python telling this story, because otherwise it could have been tedious or worthy – instead it is magnificently stupid and hilarious. Of course, this assumes you enjoy the humour of Monty Python. If not, well, you’d probably think this was all just a bit stupid.

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