A Day at the Races Reviews
July 26, 2020
The antics don't amount to much, nor are any of them particularly memorable.
October 2, 2019
A Day at the Races brings us the Marx Brothers at their best; which means that their latest film is a good deal like their other films and wildly unlike anything else on earth.
January 18, 2013
It places the Marx Brothers clearly among the few fine comedians of our day.
December 14, 2010
Marx Bros.' big hit may miss with today's kids.
January 26, 2010
...may not inspire one to gales of laughter the way the earlier Marx Brothers films did, but there are still some good laughs here.
April 4, 2006
Proof of the absence of God comes when Marx Brothers gags get the scissors ... yet we still must endure a show-stopping (in the worst sense of the word) water-ballet number that's a dose of Robitussin when the movie needs a double espresso.
August 18, 2004
When Groucho's in charge of things -- and that's most of the time -- A Day at the Races is full of great stuff.
August 10, 2004
Groucho's power is his smoothness with language, his Kryptonite Chico's elaborate doublespeak.
January 1, 2000
The Marx Brothers' second MGM movie (1937) has its moments, but the anarchy of the Paramount period was obviously gone forever.