Room Service
Room Service (1938)

Having paid $255,500 for the rights to John Murray and Allen Boretz' Broadway hit Room Service, RKO Radio then scouted about for a "perfect" cast. Thanks to the persistence of show-biz agent Zeppo Marx, RKO was able to secure… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 21, 1938
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

With far too many drawn-out chats lacking in any wit or humor, Room Service is close to a total Marx Brothers dud.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Still enough zaniness to make it a Marx Brother vehicle, but the craziness is diluted.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A fabulously messy tissue rejection.

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Fernando F. Croce

Seiter's direction keeps the brothers at half speed, stuck to static material

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Some classic Marx bits make this a must-see.

Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Groucho, Chico and Harpo jump the shark.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Lower-key than most Marx comedies, but still fun

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

This oft-dismissed exception in the Marx Brothers canon includes no musical numbers and only a few bits specifically tailored to the brothers...underrated.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not a Marx Bros. movie, but a movie with the Marxes. There is a difference.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I love the Marx Brothers, but this movie wasn't as good as their other movies. It felt slow and very scripted, no ad libs. Also, it felt as though the… More
Stefan P
Highly enjoyable from the Marx brothers. Unlike many of their other films, "Room Service" has a relatively coherent and followable story (instead of… More
Ken Stachnik
A few nice moments, but mostly meh
Anthony Valletta
Lots of fun.
Byron Brubaker
JUMPING BUTTERBALLS! Adapted from a stage play, which is obvious when you notice that nearly the entire movie is filmed within two adjoining hotel rooms. Made… More