• 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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  • Amy Ashdown

    ★★★★ Watched by Amy Ashdown 10 Aug, 2014

    Whilst A Day at the Races isn't the best Marx brothers film, it is still filled with enough zany humour to not disappoint. Groucho still has zingy one-liners ("either he's dead or my watch has stopped") and Harpo's 'Wreckmaninoff' sequence is brilliant. With the longest running time of any Marx bros. movie, the film drags a bit, and there are a few too many awkward pauses to let the audience catch up with the jokes. However, I really enjoyed it and it was the perfect movie for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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  • Daniel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Daniel 01 Oct, 1993

    One of my early favorite movies.

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  • anne_f_

    ★★★½ Watched by anne_f_ 25 Jul, 2014

    More Marx brothers silliness. The comedy doesn't quite work as well as it should, but perhaps that's because I'm three quarters of a century too young?

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  • Warren

    ★★★½ Watched by Warren 01 Aug, 2014

    This is my second Marx Bros feature. The first was A Night in Casablanca, which was fun and exciting. This one also has some great moments, but what I came to realize is that A Night in Casablanca recycled some material from this film -- two whole scenes, practically. I'm curious to see if A Night at the Opera has anything I've seen in these two. And one of these days I'll also have to get to Duck Soup, which…

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  • Dragonknight

    ★★★★ Watched by Dragonknight 24 Jul, 2014 4

    Film #19 of Project 30

    ”Hey, don't drink that poison! That's $4.00 an ounce!”

    Anarchy. That is the key concept in the universe of Marx Brothers. Their comedy is built around mayhem and chaos, they don’t pay attention to any kind of discipline and with an insane and wild sense of humor they symbolically restructure and rebuild the boring world we’re living in. The final 20 minutes or so of A Day at the Races is a great example of…

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  • Tyler Foster

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tyler Foster 31 Jan, 2014

    Of the Marx Brothers films with endless musical sequences (all of them?), A Day at the Races may be the worst offender, not just containing a barn dance that went on so long I dozed off briefly, but throwing in the trio in blackface for good measure. Other than that, though, it's one of their funniest films.

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  • Monica Pallotta

    ★★★ Watched by Monica Pallotta 18 Jun, 2014

    although the plot was a little inflated, "a day at the races" has been the funniest marx brother movie i've seen yet.
    it has it all; wisecracks from chico, slapstick from harpo and innuendo like no other from groucho.
    i really enjoyed the film and all it had to offer. rarely does a movie make me cackle and roll around the floor but this one really did.
    this film gets a 3/5, i think it's a fair score because although…

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