Duck Soup Reviews
April 1, 2021
I found it tedious and not very funny. The fact that it was short was a relief but I don't think I will seek out any more films by the Marx Brothers.
February 3, 2021
One incidental sequence of slapstick in which Harpo smashes a mirror and then appears opposite Groucho as his reflection, is the funniest thing in any Marx film since The Cocoanuts.
July 26, 2020
Babbling absurdity is the main ingredient and chaos is the result, with random jokes, skits, and sketches composing the bulk of the story.
July 23, 2019
The Marx Brothers in one of their slighter divertissements. Funny and wild, but not wildly funny.
June 6, 2019
Obviously desperate for material, the Four Marx Brothers tried everything from musical comedy sequences to a I-et 'Em Eat Cake burlesque revolution. An uneven production but some of the sketches are worth the money.
October 29, 2016
True movie fans haven't lived until they've caught its nonstop barrage of classic bits.
October 18, 2016
For all its wild comic abandon, Duck Soup has darker implications than the usual Marx Brothers comedy and, as such, feels the most relevant and sharp in its satire. [Blu-ray]
January 16, 2015
It turns out that the sharp-tongued humour of Groucho Marx is ageless, the slapstick timely and the subject matter still pertinent: loony dictatorship, religion, pointless warfare.
January 15, 2015
Questioning the canonical standing of a titan such as Duck Soup seems like an exercise in questioning the tastes of those who like it rather than the upbraiding the comedy mechanics of the film itself.
January 15, 2015
A comedy classic that boasts some of Groucho's prickliest zingers and the pinnacle of Harpo's mirthful mischief.
February 18, 2013
...a glaring example of the element of the Marx Brothers' comedy that's always bothered me: the reliance on insults and cruelty.
April 17, 2011
One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era.
December 14, 2010
Nonstop classic Marx Bros. mayhem kids will love.
May 27, 2009
Watch for the famous "mirror scene" in which Harpo--dressed as Groucho--matches Groucho's every movement in a non-existent mirror--pure comic genius.
March 16, 2009
Melhor longa da carreira dos irmos Marx, o filme uma verdadeira metralhadora giratria, disparando dilogos precisamente construdos e gags fsicas inesquecveis com uma rapidez invejvel ainda nos dias de hoje.