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Arguably the Marx Brothers' funniest film, this comedy masterpiece contains several famous scenes, including the hilarious mirror sequence. A wealthy widow offers financial aid to the bankrupt country of Freedonia on condition that Rufus T. Firefly be made leader. But his chaotic, inept regime bumbles into war with neighboring Sylvania.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Duck Soup should make practically everybody laugh."
‑ Joe Bigelow, Variety
"This production is, for the most part, extremely noisy without being nearly as mirthful as [the Marx brothers'] other films."
‑ Mordaunt Hall, New York Times
"One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Melhor longa da carreira dos irmãos Marx, o filme é uma verdadeira metralhadora giratória, disparando diálogos precisamente construídos e gags físicas inesquecíveis com uma rapidez invejável ainda nos dias de hoje."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"...detractors of the quartet will find very little here to embrace..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The Marx Brothers' best movie..."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The Marx Brothers created a body of work in which individual films are like slices from the whole, but Duck Soup (1933) is probably the best."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Nonstop classic Marx Bros. mayhem kids will love."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"Comic anarchy at its very best. This one just keeps getting better."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"Funny classic comedy."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"...a glaring example of the element of the Marx Brothers' comedy that's always bothered me: the reliance on insults and cruelty."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"This Marxist masterpiece is also one of greatest military satires ever made."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"The magnificent Marx Brothers at their funniest and most chaotic."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
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