Duck Soup Reviews
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 26, 2006
It also includes what is perhaps the Brothers' funniest scene ever: an immaculately timed and performed sequence with a broken mirror in which Groucho, Chico and Harpo look absolutely identical. A masterpiece.
June 1, 2004
Unpredictable, hilarious, and completely deranged. Duck Soup is without doubt the distillation of everything that the Marx Brothers claimed as their own.
November 7, 2003
As absurdly nonsensical as comedy can be and still be about something.
May 20, 2003
This production is, for the most part, extremely noisy without being nearly as mirthful as [the Marx brothers'] other films.
February 13, 2001
A comic masterpiece that improves with each viewing.