A Day at the Races Reviews

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.
October 20, 2005
Vintage Groucho, Harpo and Chico.
June 29, 2005
April 8, 2005
A winner at the box office.
September 26, 2004
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.
June 20, 2003
Sublime.
July 31, 2002
July 9, 2002
January 1, 2000
The Marx Brothers' second MGM movie (1937) has its moments, but the anarchy of the Paramount period was obviously gone forever.
January 1, 2000
A Day at the Races (1937) is a classic Marx Brothers comedy, often argued as one of their three or four best works.