Death at a Funeral (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Death at a Funeral (2010)



Critic Consensus: It's amusing and it assembles a talented cast, but Neil LaBute's surprisingly faithful remake of the 2007 Frank Oz dramedy ultimately falls short of the original.

Movie Info

Frank Oz's 2007 black comedy Death at a Funeral is given the remake treatment with an urban spin in this Chris Rock-produced production. When a dysfunctional clan reuintes to mourn the passing of the family patriarch, a respectful funeral quickly turns into an all-out fiasco marked by bitter resentment, blackmail attempts, and scandalous revelations. Dean Craig penned the script for director Neil LaBute (The Wicker Man), with Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and Danny Glover co-starring. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovimore
Rating: R (for language, drug content and some sexual humor)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Dean Craig, Aeysha Carr, Chris Rock
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 10, 2010
Box Office: $16.0M
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Keith David
as Reverend Davis
Ron Glass
as Duncan
Danny Glover
as Uncle Russell
Regina Hall
as Michelle
Regine Nehy
as Martina
Bob Minor
as Edward
Alexander Folk
as Middle Aged Man
Leslie Rivers
as Older Lady
Bronwyn Hardy
as Mourner #1
Willi Willis
as Mourner #2
Jamison Yang
as Asian Man
Betty K. Bynum
as Woman Mourner
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Critic Reviews for Death at a Funeral

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (28)

While it isn't a shot-for-shot replica, certainly no one can accuse Hollywood of dumbing things down here.

Full Review… | December 23, 2014
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

What we end up with here is the most pointless remake since Gus Van Sant made his shot-for-shot remake of "Psycho" back in 1998.

Full Review… | October 1, 2012

A funny film, but it's not one that I found myself growing passionate about as I watched.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Movie Metropolis

If the film is so close to the original as to also be pretty much disposable once its over, at least it as well serves up a healthy amount of laughs during its very brief and brisk run time.

Full Review… | April 8, 2012

A little more tweaking for the actual actor's voices to come through, instead of trying to put them into pre-concieved places, may have worked better, but on the whole, it's still an excellent example of how the ensemble comedy should work.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011

The only scene in which the audience noticeably reacted to the film's efforts to extract some belly laughs came in the depressingly derivative poo jokes.

Full Review… | February 1, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Death at a Funeral



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Honestly there's nothing wrong with Death At A Funeral that stands out particularly. A sigh of relief considering most Hollywood remakes bring shame to their inspirations. Either way it isn't bad but rather dissapointing, it boasts such a good cast. However the comic talent is far too restrained and frequently underused. It never really rises above the level of simple amusement, and has got very little that stands out, not only from comedy movies in general but also the original film it's based on. The fact that you can't really say much about it goes to show how unremarkable it is. There are a few laugh out loud moments, but the bottom line is despite engaging performances it lacks ambition and true comedic energy to work as a whole.

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Death at a Funeral Quotes

Norman: You still smokin' that stuff?
Derek: No no no, I'm gonna stop, all right? *You* used to smoke, we used to smoke *together*.
Norman: I used to piss my pants and then I stopped!
– Submitted by Kelly E (3 years ago)
Jeff: He got in a fight with the table, and the table won.
– Submitted by Kelly E (3 years ago)
Ryan: Well she may be in 12th grade, but that ass is in grad school.
– Submitted by Kelly E (3 years ago)
Elaine: You're going to be a father.
Oscar: I'm pregnant?
– Submitted by James W (4 years ago)

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