Mary Poppins Returns
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The Brothers' energy and madness is never in question: when the laughs come, they come loud and long.
Fun puts melody in the shade in the audible pictorial transcription of the musical comedy The Cocoanuts.
An eminently watchable antique.
Squeaks by on the top-notch comedy quotient.
Sophisticated absurdity and sublime nonsense. [Blu-ray]
Chock with some classic gags and lines...
Watchable for some hilarious routines, but valued now mostly as a relic.
First Marx Brothers film is creaky, but has marvelous scenes
Creaky production is the Marx Brothers' first...and has its hilarious moments.
There's a true benefit of starting at the beginning.
The daft anarchy of the Marx Brothers is often akin to watching the id personified and unleashed.
It shows its age, but it also captures the verve of the Marx Brothers at the start of their movies careers.
The first of the Marx Bros. movies and, while stagey, most certainly a delight. Margaret Dumont, as ever, is a fortress of femininity against the leering onslaught of Groucho's questionable machinations and grandly so, while Chico and Harpo are the best worthless con men ever. One of the very reasons for film.
What I love about the Marx Brothers is that they never overshoot. There films are filled with slapstick and puns a like, but they never completely miss in their humor. This is my fourth film from them (Duck Soup, A Night in Casablanca, & A Night at the Opera). The only one I would pick this over is A Night In Casablanca, but this is still packed with laughs. I thought the scene where they were going from to room to room was way to long, and I didn't care for the music scenes. Unfortunately this started to lose me in the concluding minutes, but overall I liked it. Especially the auction scene, and the one before it.
You can tell that this is their first movie, it isn't as slick and structured as their other movies. Still, they use the routines which are staples of their later movies, and they are just as funny, but the rest of the actors are all over the place trying to take attention away from the Marx Brothers. Plus, I didn't like the ending.
Pretty slow in the beginning, but it picks up. Not my favorite Marx Bros, film, but it's still great fun.
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