A Night at the Opera Reviews

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Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 26, 2007
Never was a director more aptly named than Sam Wood: his movies are redwood forests of unrelieved monotony.
Mark Van Doren
The Nation
January 18, 2013
It is exciting and perfect; a sign that they have at last learned how to use every resource which Hollywood can offer them; and the simplest reason I can find for calling them funny beyond the power of words to spoil the fun.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 26, 2005
... all the classic hallmarks of the Marx Brothers - Groucho's one-liners, musical numbers, rapid fire word play and Margaret Dumont - are present in the film
| Original Score: A
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 7, 2003
Comic anarchy at its most sublime.
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Cole Smithey
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
March 5, 2003
A very funny movie slowed down by MGM's expensive production values and idiotic songs.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
June 26, 2007
The backstage finish, with Harpo doing a Tarzan on the fly ropes, contains more action than the Marxes usually go in for, but it relieves the strictly verbal comedy and provides a sock exit.
Christopher Null
October 18, 2005
One of the Marx brothers' greatest films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 20, 2002
A classic Marx Bros. comedy, funny from start to finish. The stateroom scene alone is priceless. The brothers at the top of their game.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
Fresh off the failure of "Duck Soup," this was the Marx Brothers' comeback movie. The effort shows.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 3, 2004
A winning film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2004
...one of the highlights of Hollywood film comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
James Plath
March 26, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 11, 2009
Embora empalideça diante de Diabo a Quatro, melhor filme dos irmãos, traz algumas das cenas mais memoráveis da trupe, dos jogos de palavras às gags físicas.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bourne
April 4, 2006
[The Marx Brothers] still let the air out of stuffed shirts and barbecue a few sacred cows, but something got lost in all that MGMness when the screen's ultimate anti-authoritarian team starting working the Andy Hardy side of the street.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 13, 2006
Classic, classy Marxist mayhem
| Original Score: 5/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 13, 2004
contains more memorable moments than usual with its tighter script and more consistent laugh lines
Full Review | Original Score: A
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