Death at a Funeral


Death at a Funeral

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 129


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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.

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Critic Reviews for Death at a Funeral

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (37)

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

    Mar 4, 2008 | Full Review…

    Mark Bourne
    Top Critic
  • In the end the knockabout humour totally destroys the glimmers of spiteful sophistication which would have made it much funnier.

    Nov 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/5
  • 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.

    Nov 2, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An apologetic-looking cast treads gingerly over the resulting wreckage, though only the guy in the coffin emerges with his credibility intact.

    Nov 2, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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

    Nov 1, 2007 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…
  • Death at a Funeral might have been made in the 1960s, not to be released until well past its stale date.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Death at a Funeral

  • Nov 29, 2013
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 27, 2012
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2012
    I very much enjoyed this film, and I thought it was a fine comedy with a great cast. I found that the film had a good story, with plenty of effective gags to make it a worthwhile comedy to watch. I'm really starting to love British comedies, and they really have a unique sense of humor. This is just a well done film, and the cast here are great in their parts. Frank Oz is a great director and he makes another good film with this one. This is a zany comedy that is a must see if you love something eccentric, and it's most certainly that. This is a smartly written film that has some great performances. The film is one of best comedies that I've seen, and Frank Oz is a good director able to comprehend the comedic medium. The laughs are plentiful, and this is a smart comedy that doesn't use stupid humor to create its humor. The film is funny from start to finish. This is a very good film with a unique plot, and it really stands out. There is a lot of good elements that make this film good and is a must see if you're in the mood for a great comedy, and then check this film out. The very good script compliments the memorable acting. You do not want to pass up this fun comedy. Frank Oz has made another great film and this is a memorable comedy that has plenty of laughs. I thought that this comedy was one of the most original comedies in quite some time and the great cast make this an effective film that is never dull and always entertaining. A very funny film that has some great moments, Death at a Funeral is an accomplished film, and is simply put a wonderful film.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2011
    What an absolutely brilliantly clever comedy this is. I don't remember laughing like this in quite a while, i can admit at some parts also tears of laughter,that's how crazy and awesome this film is. There are only SO many thing that can go wrong at an ordinary day to day average funeral, and to think all of this mayhem, chaos and well...death, started from a simple honest mistake mixed with a lot of confusion and lies after lies above lies on top of...more lies. From minute one we hear the brilliant accent of the pure british english, on every one of the given cast. They're all (well, most of them anyway), very talented british actors all added into this immense ball of talent, tears and laughter. Mostly character driven, we learn bit by bit what makes them tick, who they love/hate and most importantly the why's, what's where's and how's by the end of the film. Could've even had a chance to be suspenseful but the incredible, magnificent hilarious scenes performed by the one and only Alan Tudyk are too fun, waaay too fun to keep track of anything else, yet (and this is also a thing i liked), all the characters are strong and in the spotlight, thus making it possible for us to laugh at each and every one of them. One of a kind gloomy, parody'ish even, comedy that's impossible not to squeeze even an average laughter out of your belly's depths. Enjoy! Highly Recommend it (and PLEASE forget the 2010 Death at a Funeral version, the "black" version, it's piss). Peace!
    Ovi G Super Reviewer

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