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Death at a Funeral Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
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February 4, 2010 ingratiating bit of energetic silliness that'll surely delight fans of British comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
October 9, 2009
Death be not proud, but it sure be funny in this deliciously dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Heather Huntington
August 23, 2008
Who knew the man behind Miss Piggy (literally) did English humor so well?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 17, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Mark Bourne
March 4, 2008
It's no classic, but it did prompt me to watch those great old Ealing Alec Guinness comedies again.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 26, 2008
This Funeral won't leave audiences in a mournful state.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Leigh Singer
November 2, 2007
A pleasantly unpleasant comedy that belatedly delivers. You won't die laughing but you shouldn't expire from boredom either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jane Crowther
Total Film
November 2, 2007
A patchy but silly caper that will be dead funny (sorry) for anyone who's recently wrestled with family hysteria. Perfect pre-Christmas fare then.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Crocker
Time Out
November 1, 2007
Scatological grue, nudity, swearing, drug-taking and the chance to watch two grown men wrestle a midget...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
November 1, 2007
A sole potty joke is unnecessarily crass, but for the most part this is joyfully funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Goofy burial digs up family secrets; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 12, 2007
The film begins with a vaguely tired joke, but this just makes what follows that much more delicious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 12, 2007
Weighing in at a brisk 90 minutes, the picture does have the advantage of brevity, and on screen no less than off, there's much to be said for a quick send-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
October 12, 2007
Very funny and entertaining, a sometimes-dark comedy somewhere between Four Weddings and a Funeral and Meet the Parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
September 21, 2007
It's a British comedy that shows the minor miracles that can be performed with a cast of (mostly) British actors, a drawing room, and a funny idea.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Roger Tennis
September 13, 2007
I nearly died laughing.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 12, 2007
Once everything is finally in place, Death at a Funeral springs to comedic life with such speed and assurance that it's hard to complain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
September 3, 2007
Another Frank Oz comedy with a mean streak, this time with such delights as an old man defecating in his wheelchair.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

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Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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October 18, 2008

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October 12, 2007
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August 18, 2007
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 18, 2007
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July 31, 2007
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