Death at a Funeral (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Death at a Funeral (2007)



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

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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.more
Rating: R (for language and drug content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dean Craig
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 26, 2008
Box Office: $8.4M


Andy Nyman
as Howard
Jane Asher
as Sandra
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
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Critic Reviews for Death at a Funeral

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (37)

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

Proves you can spell funeral without 'fun.' [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | June 16, 2011
Groucho Reviews

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… | March 18, 2011

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… | September 25, 2010

Lazy comedy, and it's only made passable mainly by its manic cast and pace.

Full Review… | July 17, 2010
Window to the Movies

Despite a final half hour that's full of laughs, Death takes so long getting its farce gears moving that the audience becomes comatose with anticipation of mirth that is too late in coming.

Full Review… | February 12, 2010

Audience Reviews for Death at a Funeral


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

Super Reviewer


Funny funny FUNNY-ASS movie!!! :) I'm just sayin.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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