Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Release Date: April 27th, 1975

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 1999

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

A comedic send-up of the grim circumstances of the Middle Ages as told through the story of King Arthur and framed by a modern-day murder investigation. When the mythical king of the Britons leads his knights on a quest for the Holy Grail, they face a wide array of horrors, including a persistent Black Knight, a three-headed giant, a cadre of shrubbery-challenged knights, the perilous Castle Anthrax, a killer rabbit, a house of virgins, and a handful of rude Frenchmen.

Cast: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Connie Booth

Director: Terry Gilliam , Terry Jones

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Michael White Productions, Python (Monty) Pictures Limited, National Film Trustee Company

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Madcap, Investigation, Hilarious, Murder, Quest, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Nobody ever placed brilliance in the service of silliness quite the way the Python gang did. Monty Python and the Holy Grail is stuffed with both.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Still stands as a gloriously silly and twisted send-up. show more

  • 100
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    It's still the Holy Grail of crazy comedy. show more

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