Viewed today, Somebody Up There Likes Me  seems way ahead of its time. It’s easy to see how this Robert Wise production provided a road map for other fight movies. It also made Paul Newman a star.
It’s comforting to know that 30 years after their heyday, the madmen of Monty Python still have the power to offend and outrage. In The Meaning of Life , these Brit twits tweaked sacred cows so remorselessly that they still leave bruises.