Duck Soup
Duck Soup (1933)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Bigelow
Variety

Duck Soup should make practically everybody laugh.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

This production is, for the most part, extremely noisy without being nearly as mirthful as [the Marx brothers'] other films.

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of the funniest movies of the Marx brothers--and of the Depression era.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The Marx Brothers' best movie...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Nonstop classic Marx Bros. mayhem kids will love.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

...a glaring example of the element of the Marx Brothers' comedy that's always bothered me: the reliance on insults and cruelty.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Dispite the short duration of it and the lack of more informations about McCarey's storytelling, Duck Soup is one of the finest Marx Brothers film. Laugh… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Best Marx bros film, both a political satire and a non-stop marathon of slapstick and verbal humour. Rufus T Firefly's lines are hillarious and very… More
Bathsheba Monk
The best movie to see on election night! Freedonia rules. Rufus Firefly for president.
Kevin Cookman
The final 20 minutes are astonishingly hilarious, with the majority of this 70 minute slapstick satire spewing a never-ending stream of clever wordplay and… More
Greg S
Rufus T. Firefly is announced as the new leader of bankrupt Freedonia, but will his penchant for insulting everyone he meets ignite a war? Anarchic,… More
♥Robyn M♥
well i am going to gush over this one, and yes despite the fact that this film is over 70 years old, it is still absolutely hilarious, in my opinion..

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