Death at a Funeral (2007)



Critic Consensus: Death At A Funeral is a rousing British farce, with enough slapstick silliness to overcome its faults.

Death at a Funeral Videos

Death at a Funeral Photos

Movie Info

A dysfunctional British family gathers for the patriarch's funeral. Tensions rise, old conflicts are uncovered and, when a man arrives saying he's the dead man's gay lover and threatens blackmail, drastic measures are taken.
R (for language and drug content)
Comedy , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
Box Office:

Watch it now


Andy Nyman
as Howard
Ewen Bremner
as Justin
Daisy Donovan
as Martha
Alan Tudyk
as Simon
Jane Asher
as Sandra
Rupert Graves
as Robert
Peter Egan
as Victor
Peter Vaughan
as Uncle Alfie
Thomas Wheatley
as The Reverend
Brendan O'Hea
as Undertaker
Jeremy Booth
as Mourner
Angela Curran
as Sandra's Friend
Gareth Milne
as Edward
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Death at a Funeral

Critic Reviews for Death at a Funeral

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (35)

It's no classic, but it did prompt me to watch those great old Ealing Alec Guinness comedies again.

Full Review… | March 4, 2008
Top Critic

Scatological grue, nudity, swearing, drug-taking and the chance to watch two grown men wrestle a midget...

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Death at a Funeral might have been made in the 1960s, not to be released until well past its stale date.

Full Review… | October 12, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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… | October 12, 2007
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Death at a Funeral may be the funniest movie ever set in such a deadly serious setting.

August 31, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

No, there aren't a lot of surprise giggles in it. But at this Funeral, the pleasure is in seeing those giggles coming.

Full Review… | August 24, 2007
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Death at a Funeral


Hysterically funny British comedy about a funeral going wrong thanks to LSD pills, a grumpy wheel chair user, a hypochondriac and a blackmailing midget. Directed by "Yoda" Frank Oz, it combines all the known features of black and politically incorrect British humor. While it starts out somewhat slow and regular, the film burns a real firework of gags in the second half, culminating in one of the funniest and most wonderfully awkward scenes ever. The acting is accordingly excellent, with Brits either trying to keep their composure or losing it altogether. Go see this and you'll laugh tears like I did.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


It is a very one-note film, however the well-constructed jokes come one after another. Hilarious and at times charming, Death at a Funeral is ultimately worth seeing, however if only for the laughs. Once it's over, there is little to remember or admire. However, it deserves credit for being a successfully funny comedy. Those are hard to find.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer


A very funny movie, really enjoyed the guy who mistaken took acid before the funeral and the movie could have went on and on but it did not it had one of those deadline opps out of money endings and that took away from the enjoyment of what could have been an outstanding film, but all in all I did a lot of laughing. 3 1/2 stars 11-21-12

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Death at a Funeral Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Death at a Funeral on our Movie forum!

News & Features