Originally Posted by M.C
Monty Python and the Holy Grail... is not a funny movie. I watched it for the first time yesterday, it is not funny. I get the idea behind it, I understand it's not meant to be taken serious and there's a lot of satire/slapstick in there, I understand that it's meant to be overly ridiculous. It's simply not funny. It might have been funny had today's market not been completely over-saturated by dumb satire/slapstick films, but honestly I didn't find it any more funny (or less annoying) than any modern Scary Movie rip off.
It's a classic, although probably doesnt hold up today. It's a while since I've seen it (10+ years) but it was definitely a very funny movie for a long time. Not sure how well it translates to you Yanks, but it's a very british comedy.