Feb 12, 2022
Duck Soup might be the only Marx Brothers film that feels completely in tune with their brand of humor, which, then and now, is downright radical.
Feb 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 23, 2019
The Marx Brothers in one of their slighter divertissements. Funny and wild, but not wildly funny.
Mar 12, 2019
One of the great comedies without question.
Oct 29, 2016
True movie fans haven't lived until they've caught its nonstop barrage of classic bits.
Oct 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]
Jan 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.
Jan 16, 2015
The funniest of the Marx Brothers pictures ...
Jan 15, 2015
The sheer silliness is inspired ...
Jan 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.
Jan 15, 2015
A comedy classic that boasts some of Groucho's prickliest zingers and the pinnacle of Harpo's mirthful mischief.
Jan 12, 2015
Genius just about covers it.
Apr 17, 2011
One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era.
Dec 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.
Mar 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.
Apr 18, 2008
Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better.
Jun 27, 2007
Duck Soup should make practically everybody laugh.
Jun 27, 2007
The Marx Brothers' best movie...