• Unrated, 1 hr. 9 min.
  • Classics, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Leo McCarey
    In Theaters:
    Nov 17, 1933 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 10, 2000
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Duck Soup
    1 minutes 38 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Duck Soup Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

April 17, 2011
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Nonstop classic Marx Bros. mayhem kids will love.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 14, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

May 27, 2009
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

March 16, 2009
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 18, 2008
Joe Bigelow
Variety
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Duck Soup should make practically everybody laugh.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 27, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The Marx Brothers' best movie...

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 27, 2007
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

This Marxist masterpiece is also one of greatest military satires ever made.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly | Original Score: 4/4

June 9, 2006
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Funny classic comedy.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 2, 2005
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

The magnificent Marx Brothers at their funniest and most chaotic.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 30, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Marx Brothers high water mark in film.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

April 9, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

February 7, 2005
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

January 27, 2005
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The last time the Marxes were allowed to be completely lawless and eternally centre-stage.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

January 18, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Duck Soup is the closest thing to pure anarchy on film.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

November 25, 2004
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

The film's humor might be broad and low, but sometimes a bludgeon is just funnier than a gimlet.

Full Review Source: Not Coming to a Theater Near You

November 20, 2004
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 5/5

September 17, 2004
Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Unpredictable, hilarious, and completely deranged. Duck Soup is without doubt the distillation of everything that the Marx Brothers claimed as their own.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 5/5

June 1, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 4/5

March 18, 2004
Michael Koller
Senses of Cinema
May 23, 2001
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