A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera (1935)

Although some purists hold out for Duck Soup (1933), many Marx Brothers fans consider A Night at the Opera the team's best film. Immediately after the credits roll, we are introduced to Groucho Marx as penny-ante promoter Otis B.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 8, 1935
DVD Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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Time Out

The Brothers get to perform some of their most irresistible routines.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Marx Brothers masterpiece is still hilarious.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Never was a director more aptly named than Sam Wood: his movies are redwood forests of unrelieved monotony.

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Josh Larsen

...Groucho's flirtation with respectability and devilish realization that it's much more rewarding to play the clown.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

Andre Sennwald
New York Times

The loudest and funniest screen comedy of the Winter season.

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Mark Van Doren
The Nation

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.

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TV Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
The Marx's Brothers are for sure one of the best comedians ever, and A Night At The Opera is a terrific prove of that.
Aj V
Another really really funny Marx Brothers movie. It has both a good story and good jokes to go with it. A must see for Marx fans.
Matheus Carvalho
I can't still completely warm up to the Marx Brothers, but I can't deny the film has some incredibly funny moments
Randy Tippy
"Never in my life have I received such treatment. They threw an apple at me!" "Well, watermelons are out of season." If you like the Marx… More
David Ladd
Otis B. Driftwood is a small-time theatrical agent scamming the wealthy Mrs Claypool in a deal to sponsor a New York opera company. Meanwhile, the disreputable… More
Tim Salmons
Can't say I was laughing that hard. I laughed, but not as much as I'd hoped.