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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 97%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The backstage finish, with Harpo doing a Tarzan on the fly ropes, contains more action than the Marxes usually go in for, but it relieves the strictly verbal comedy and provides a sock exit."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The Brothers get to perform some of their most irresistible routines."
‑ , Time Out
"Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"[The Marx Brothers] still let the air out of stuffed shirts and barbecue a few sacred cows, but something got lost in all that MGMness when the screen's ultimate anti-authoritarian team starting working the Andy Hardy side of the street."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Fresh off the failure of "Duck Soup," this was the Marx Brothers' comeback movie. The effort shows."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"Never was a director more aptly named than Sam Wood: his movies are redwood forests of unrelieved monotony."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"...Groucho's flirtation with respectability and devilish realization that it's much more rewarding to play the clown."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"Embora empalideça diante de Diabo a Quatro, melhor filme dos irmãos, traz algumas das cenas mais memoráveis da trupe, dos jogos de palavras às gags físicas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...generally an entertaining piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One of the Marx brothers' greatest films."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The loudest and funniest screen comedy of the Winter season."
‑ Andre Sennwald, New York Times
"It is exciting and perfect; a sign that they have at last learned how to use every resource which Hollywood can offer them; and the simplest reason I can find for calling them funny beyond the power of words to spoil the fun."
‑ Mark Van Doren, The Nation
"Fondly remembered for such classic comedy bits as Groucho and Chico drafting a contract, the stateroom scene, and the hilarious climax where the brothers make a shambles of Il Trovatore. Sans Duck Soup, we'll watch this any day."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Classic, classy Marxist mayhem"
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"... all the classic hallmarks of the Marx Brothers - Groucho's one-liners, musical numbers, rapid fire word play and Margaret Dumont - are present in the film"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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