A Night at the Opera - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Night at the Opera Reviews

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Josh Larsen
February 18, 2013
...Groucho's flirtation with respectability and devilish realization that it's much more rewarding to play the clown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
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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.

TV Guide
June 26, 2007
Fondly remembered for such classic comedy bits as Groucho and Chico drafting a contract, the stateroom scene, and the hilarious climax where the brothers make a shambles of Il Trovatore. Sans Duck Soup, we'll watch this any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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 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.
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Andre Sennwald
New York Times
March 25, 2006
The loudest and funniest screen comedy of the Winter season.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 28, 2006
...generally an entertaining piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The Brothers get to perform some of their most irresistible routines.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 13, 2006
Classic, classy Marxist mayhem
| 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
Christopher Null
October 18, 2005
One of the Marx brothers' greatest films.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Full Review| Original Score: A
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Definitely the best MGM Marx film; an all time yocker.
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 31, 2004
May be the start of the slide, but it's still pretty close to the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2004
...one of the highlights of Hollywood film comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 3, 2004
A winning film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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