I appreciate that the surreal style is very much in tune with the subject matter. But, it's a definitive case of style over substance, with some noticeable time gaps and subjects that are only briefly examined. At only 82 minutes, it's hardly a complete portrait of one the 20th century's great comedic minds.
FNC '12 What should have been a witty tribute instead pisses on a legacy. Witless, juvenile exercise that feels like it was made by a fan club with little expectations and a lack of funding. The fact that 4 of the 5 remaining Pythons actually participated is shocking. Kudos to Eric Idle for having the common sense to stay away from this mess. Animation is pretty low quality as well and doesn't benefit from 3-D.
Some of the animation is stunning and some of it is downright boring. At times charming and pretty good, but sometimes excruciating and unimaginative, this is a mostly humorous homage to the late Python that mostly works if you're not expecting a big dose of hilarity. It is a fine for the fans to have something new to watch and talk about, but it is by no means a great or very funny film. Mostly harmless.