|Starring:||Annette Badland, Rodney Bewes, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Max Wall, John Le Mesurier, Brenda Cowling, Michael Palin, Deborah Fallender, R, Warren Mitchell|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||17 Feb 2003|
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Half Gilliam, half PythonBy howie (29 reviews) from Hertford , 28 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A good cast - Max Wall, John Le Mesurier, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Bresslaw, Warren Mitchell and, of course, Michael Palin - and the sort of beautifully shot grubby mediaeval England you would expect from Gilliam, but I feel it falls between two stools. Not quite funny enough to be full-blown Python, not earthy or quirky enough to be top notch Gilliam. The DVD commentary from Palin and Gilliam has them wondering if they put in too many jokes, and oddly enough, I think they are right - some of the anachronistic gags spoil the carefully created dramatic atmosphere.
A 2 star rating may be a bit harsh - I enjoyed it more when I saw it at the cinema, and a fresh pair of eyes may find it more engaging than I did second time around.
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Couple of stellar moments!By Kinkyfish (112 reviews) from York, England , 22 Apr 2010Genius if only for the knights playing hide and seek (truly the greatest moment in the film) and the giant Jabberwock turd!
Fans of Gilliam and Palin will like it. Palin is his usual chirpy (if a little annoying) naive character and Gilliam does what he does; though not his best by far.
Worth a look.
JabberwockyBy a customer from Welling , 17 Jan 2010Despite feturing some great comic actors, the film fails to hold your attention. It's meant to be funny but the script is very very bad.
OriginalBy a customer from Barnet , 27 Jun 2009This film is worth watching if you really want to gain an understanding of real medieval England! Why? Because the characters are grotesquely ugly, rampant and disturbed - not a pair of Hollywood white teeth in sight! Michael Palin's character is endearingly innocent and even though this film is not rip-roaringly funny, the attention to detail of this weird little world is captivating in detail and charm.
HMMM JABBERWACKYBy OSo (403 reviews) from Tooting London , 06 Jun 2009A BIT MONTY PYTHON A BIT never ending story
SOME FUNNY BITS
GalumphingBy rickreed (127 reviews) from Windermere , 01 Mar 2009A disappointing film. But its is Terry Gilliam, so I should have expected as much.