• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Frank Oz
    In Theaters:
    Aug 17, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 26, 2008
  • MGM

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Death at a Funeral Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Proves you can spell funeral without 'fun.' [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

June 16, 2011
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

Death at a Funeral never quite hits the farcical heights it's aiming for, but it's still got plenty going for it, thanks to an excellent cast and experienced direction.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

March 18, 2011
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

When turned loose on accessible, not altogether-insincere dark-comedy scenarios, Frank Oz understands humor at a molecular level of structure, volume and timing. An impossible last-shot stinger aside, "Death at a Funeral" is farce at its most flawless.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 25, 2010
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

Lazy comedy, and it's only made passable mainly by its manic cast and pace.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 4/10

July 17, 2010
Alonso Duralde
AfterElton.com

Despite a final half hour that's full of laughs, Death takes so long getting its farce gears moving that the audience becomes comatose with anticipation of mirth that is too late in coming.

Full Review Source: AfterElton.com

February 12, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an ingratiating bit of energetic silliness that'll surely delight fans of British comedy...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2010
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

Death be not proud, but it sure be funny in this deliciously dark comedy.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 9, 2009
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com

Who knew the man behind Miss Piggy (literally) did English humor so well?

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 8/10

August 23, 2008
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Oz goes back to the well and taps into British humor, which has been so influential over the years for him, going back to The Muppet Show" in the 70s

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 17, 2008
Mark Bourne
Film.com
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It's no classic, but it did prompt me to watch those great old Ealing Alec Guinness comedies again.

Full Review Source: Film.com

March 4, 2008
Christian Toto
Washington Times

This Funeral won't leave audiences in a mournful state.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 26, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A fine British cast is wasted on feeble material.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 17, 2007
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Death at a Funeral has a great cast and a suitably chaotic plot but it's never quite as funny as it thinks it is.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

November 2, 2007
Derek Malcolm
This is London

In the end the knockabout humour totally destroys the glimmers of spiteful sophistication which would have made it much funnier.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

November 2, 2007
Neil Smith
thelondonpaper

Take away the Four Weddings and you get this dismal Brit-com.

Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2007
Anthony Quinn
Independent

You'll wince and fidget and groan, and finally wonder at the nerve of the film-makers who thought they could get away with this.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

November 2, 2007
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

I hear the script was funny, which is hard to believe: this is grim, misjudged and seems to go on for ever.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph

November 2, 2007
Karl French
Financial Times

A staggeringly inept farce.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

November 2, 2007
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian

Scientists believe that black holes can slow down the progress of time. A similar effect can be felt by viewers of this damp squib of a farce as it grinds on from one lame set-up to the next.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 2, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

As funny as losing a finger.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

November 2, 2007
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