2.5, Europe

Life of Brian

1979 / Terry Jones > There are a lot of renowned comic troupes in the world, and often they exist in variety because different audiences clamor for different styles of humor. Well, count me out of the Monty Python crowd. This isn’t my cup of tea. Life of Brian definitely had moments of ingenuity, but far too often it missed and felt repetitious. Moreover, when the joke’s on someone who’s made into a punching bag (as these characters are), the intended satire can lose a lot of its charm.