Funeral Kings Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
January 11, 2013

It hits on several intriguing ideas, but none are fully developed in what ends up being an aimless, scattered exercise.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
Top Critic
November 15, 2012

That headlong hormonal rush toward what boys perceive as the benefits of adulthood is what the brothers McManus capture here with candor and occasional hilarity.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
March 13, 2012

Funeral Kings is confident and controlled and, with an unabashed vulgarity underscoring everything, about as pure a piece of movie memory as I can name.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Scott Weinberg
Twitch
March 12, 2012

One of the funniest movies about selfish, vulgar, horny 14-year-olds in quite some time.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
July 27, 2013

Of all the coming-of-age films set among adolescents at Catholic schools, this is one of the most heartfelt and charming, not to mention one of the most realistically vulgar.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Anderson
Variety
Top Critic
November 12, 2012

A raggedy but refreshing yarn about the near-terminal condition known as male adolescence.

Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
March 13, 2012

The plot's head-fakes are a little bit frustrating, but 'Funeral Kings' compensates with moment-to-moment cleverness and a slew of wonderfully specific little details

Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
November 16, 2012

A surprisingly sweet story about a pair of Rhode Island Catholic schoolboys, played with knockabout charm by Alex Maizus and Dylan Hartigan.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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