Duck Soup Reviews

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]
January 16, 2015
It turns out that the sharp-tongued humour of Groucho Marx is ageless, the slapstick timely and the subject matter still pertinent: loony dictatorship, religion, pointless warfare.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
January 16, 2015
The funniest of the Marx Brothers pictures ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 15, 2015
The sheer silliness is inspired ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
January 15, 2015
Questioning the canonical standing of a titan such as Duck Soup seems like an exercise in questioning the tastes of those who like it rather than the upbraiding the comedy mechanics of the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emma Simmonds
The List
January 15, 2015
A comedy classic that boasts some of Groucho's prickliest zingers and the pinnacle of Harpo's mirthful mischief.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
January 12, 2015
Genius just about covers it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
February 18, 2013
...a glaring example of the element of the Marx Brothers' comedy that's always bothered me: the reliance on insults and cruelty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 17, 2011
One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Nonstop classic Marx Bros. mayhem kids will love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 27, 2009
Watch for the famous "mirror scene" in which Harpo--dressed as Groucho--matches Groucho's every movement in a non-existent mirror--pure comic genius.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 16, 2009
Melhor longa da carreira dos irmãos Marx, o filme é uma verdadeira metralhadora giratória, disparando diálogos precisamente construídos e gags físicas inesquecíveis com uma rapidez invejável ainda nos dias de hoje.
| Original Score: 5/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
April 18, 2008
Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Joe Bigelow
Variety
June 27, 2007
Duck Soup should make practically everybody laugh.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 27, 2007
The Marx Brothers' best movie...
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 9, 2006
This Marxist masterpiece is also one of greatest military satires ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 28, 2006
...detractors of the quartet will find very little here to embrace...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
It also includes what is perhaps the Brothers' funniest scene ever: an immaculately timed and performed sequence with a broken mirror in which Groucho, Chico and Harpo look absolutely identical. A masterpiece.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 2, 2005
Funny classic comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 30, 2005
The magnificent Marx Brothers at their funniest and most chaotic.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 9, 2005
The Marx Brothers high water mark in film.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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