The Funeral Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 20, 2008
The Funeral is yet another fresh take on the gangster flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 5, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2006
Though directed in different style, thematically, this period movie is a companion piece to King of New York and The Bad Lieutenant, forming an urban crime trilogy and representing Ferrara's best work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 29, 2006
A psychologically strung-out tale stuffed full of ideas and inspired moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
A brilliant, very visceral piece of film-making with an infectious strain of morbid humour.
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
The corpse, the corpse, the corpse!
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Judell
April 1, 2005
One of Ferrara's more bearable fims. Solid performances.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
[Ferrara] still finds sharp new ways to explore the nuances of a trite-sounding story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
January 14, 2004
| Original Score: 6/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 12, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
June 10, 2003
A strong portrait of gangsters from Abel Ferrara, one of cinemas best provocateurs.
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
You're engaged on a moral level rarely found in movies about violence.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Now here is a gangster movie that does not want setups or payoffs like traditional gangster movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The picture works despite the bizarre ending.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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