Horse Feathers
Horse Feathers (1932)

This classic Marx Brothers comedy features all four of the original members of the comedy team. Groucho is the corrupt, scheming president of Huxley College, who plans to make the school's football team into winners by hiring Chico and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

The madcap Marxes, in one of their maddest screen frolics.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

This 1932 release was the first Marx film to take on the Depression, and the brothers manage to satirize everything from education to prostitution and bootlegging.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Funny Marx Bros classic, featuring four brothers on a tear at college.

Time Out

The Brothers have never been so chaotic or so aggressively funny.

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Randy White
Common Sense Media

The Marx Brothers at their wacky best.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Under the loose but capable direction of Norman Z. McLeod, the Marxes leap from one lunatic set piece to the next. Wagstaff talks over, below and around everyone he meets.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Some of the fun is even more reprehensible than the doings of these clowns in previous films, but there is no denying that their antics and their patter are helped along by originality and ready wit.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The Marx Brothers bring their special brand of anarchy to the world of college football in this wonderfully madcap comedy.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...[there's an] overall feeling of pointlessness at work here.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Incredibly funny! Although there are scenes that are a bit long or too silly, the ending in particular, the movie overall is fun and very very funny.
Arash Xak
Some of the jokes fall flat but the whole thing is absolutely hilarious
David Ladd
This movie for me is the funniest of the Marx Brothers comedies. From the opening moments, when Groucho assumes control of Huxley College, and sings his new… More
Anthony Lawrie
I've always felt the Marx Brothers one big problem is that they didn't have the right stooges or fall guys, it often let their big jokes down even… More
xGary Xx
The brothers join a college football team to beat their bitter rivals in an important game but vampish Thelma Todd does all she can to spoil their chances.… More
Apeneck Fletcher
in 1932 the world faced a grim future with imminent economic collapse, world war, global warming and the rise of socialism...and didn't make a lot of sense… More