• Filmmad

    ★★★½ Watched by Filmmad 25 Jan, 2015

    Marx Brothers comedy, very funny but hampered by a couple of overlong musical numbers

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  • Allen

    ★★★½ Watched by Allen 28 Jan, 2015

    For 1937, this film packed an unexpected comedic punch! The closeup camera work to help deliver emotion and character was done flawlessly and added to the humor immensely.

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  • Steven Flores

    Watched by Steven Flores 08 Jan, 2015

    A very funny and extremely chaotic film from the Marx Brothers and Sam Wood about a doctor and his two buddies trying to save a woman's sanitarium by betting on a horse.

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  • Avaitor

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Avaitor 01 Jan, 2015

    The MGM Marx Bros. formula was already starting to run stale, only the second film in, and this film doesn't have as many great gags as A Night at the Opera. Enough good ones, and some solid numbers make it still worth discovering, though. Just watch their Paramount films and Opera first, of course.

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  • salpi

    ★★★½ Added by salpi

    good

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  • Peter Valerio

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Peter Valerio 16 Dec, 2014

    A horse doctor poses as a doctor to try to save a struggling sanitarium.

    Don't drink that poison. It's four dollars an ounce.

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  • Niklas Larsson

    ★★½ Watched by Niklas Larsson 05 Nov, 2014

    Not terribly funny anymore

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  • Nuno Costa

    ★★★ Watched by Nuno Costa 20 Sep, 2014

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    A typical Marx Bros. film (which is good) with some added musical and dance numbers (which is bad) and has more of a plot (which is bad).
    The songs and dancing takes away from the zaniness and antics of the chaotic Bros. giving you time to breathe, which you don't really need.

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  • Gnske

    ★★★½ Added by Gnske

    Groucho Marx once again delivers an hour and a half of gold.

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★½ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 08 Feb, 2011

    A Day at the Races was the third Marx brothers film I ever saw and it was a bit of a letdown compared to Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera. Nevertheless, it was mostly entertaining and hilarious on several occasions, and when it focused on the brothers being as funny as only they knew how to be, it was incredibly amusing. On the other hand, the musical numbers were too many and too dull, and they're to blame for the movie's excessive length.

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  • Bongo Tango

    ★★★½ Watched by Bongo Tango 05 Sep, 2014

    A few decent bits, and though it's admirable that MGM wanted a Marx Bros. movie with a strong plot, it doesn't have the same bite and speed that makes me love their older stuff. Paramount Marx Bros. thumbed its nose at everything and everybody. MGM Marx Bros. isn't exactly respectful, but they seem to have a certain amount of compassion and humanity, which ain't really their "Thing." And while one of the music numbers is pretty beautiful and cinematic, the…

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  • Bill Baker

    ★★★ Rewatched by Bill Baker 28 Aug, 2014

    Get your tootsie-frootsie ice cream! Interesting to see the poster saying "the years BIG laugh, music and girl show!" An acknowledgement that this is the motion picture descendent of burlesque and minstrel shows, with all the sociopolitical implications. I have to say that in spite of minstrel show stereotypes, my favorite scene in the movie is the Ivie Anderson number "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm", with its incredible swing dancing sequence. And then there's that weird water ballet. There is…

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