Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers (1930)

Animal Crackers, like The Cocoanuts before is an all-but-literal translation to film of a smash-hit Marx Brothers Broadway musical. The aristocratic Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) holds a weekend party at her Long Island Estate. Her… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 28, 1930
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Squeaks by on the top-notch comedy quotient.

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Emanuel Levy

The Marx Brothers' second film is creaky, stagy, and episodic, but it's also very funny.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews exceedingly hit-and-miss affair that is, unfortunately, more miss than hit.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

More so than any of the other Paramount films, Animal Crackers is Groucho's picture. [Blu-ray]

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Beloved but creaky Marx Brothers comedy hit.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Marx Brothers second film was a box office smash that wowed the Depression audience with their zany brand of humor.

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Josh Larsen

What's most evident, however, is the raging egomania at the center of the brothers' comedy - Groucho in particular.

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Fernando F. Croce

A thoroughgoing derangement of Love's Labour's Lost, played saltando by the still-rough Marx Brothers

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Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

The first Marx Brothers movie that really captures their unique approach to comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Altho based on their hit stage play, resulting in a stagebound feel to the thing, many scenes with a cast of extras merely standing around in the background,… More
Tim Salmons
Very very funny, but not for the solid 100 mins unfortunately.
Aj V
Very funny and silly, a classic Marx Brothers movie. The only thing I don't like about it is the ending, it's kind of strange. Otherwise, a great… More
Cindy I
I LOVE the Marx Bros. and this is one of my favorites. Hooray for Captain Spaulding!
xGary Xx
Famous explorer Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding returns from the dark continent to attend the unveiling of a work of art, but it is stolen from under their noses.… More
Jeremy Smith
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know."