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The Cocoanuts Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
October 18, 2016
Sophisticated absurdity and sublime nonsense. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Schneider
August 14, 2006
Chock with some classic gags and lines...
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
The Brothers' energy and madness is never in question: when the laughs come, they come loud and long.
Top Critic
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Fun puts melody in the shade in the audible pictorial transcription of the musical comedy The Cocoanuts.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 12, 2005
Watchable for some hilarious routines, but valued now mostly as a relic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 10, 2005
First Marx Brothers film is creaky, but has marvelous scenes
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
June 29, 2005
Creaky production is the Marx Brothers' first...and has its hilarious moments.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
June 3, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 16, 2004
There's a true benefit of starting at the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
November 20, 2004
The daft anarchy of the Marx Brothers is often akin to watching the id personified and unleashed.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 30, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5

May 24, 2003
It shows its age, but it also captures the verve of the Marx Brothers at the start of their movies careers.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Beth Accomando
March 13, 2003
Not the best Marx Brothers film but close. It features the classic 'Why a duck' routine between Groucho and Chico.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 25, 2002
Stagey, but with lots of great Marx routines and some Irving Berlin songs.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
An eminently watchable antique.
Emanuel Levy
August 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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