Death at a Funeral

2007

Death at a Funeral

Critics Consensus

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

61%

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Reviews Counted: 129

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79%
Average Rating: 3.8/5

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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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  • 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

    Film.com
    Top Critic
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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.

    Oct 12, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Death at a Funeral may be the funniest movie ever set in such a deadly serious setting.

    Sep 1, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
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Audience Reviews for Death at a Funeral

½

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.

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½

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

½

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

½

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

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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