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Death at a Funeral Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 16, 2011
Proves you can spell funeral without 'fun.' [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 17, 2010
Lazy comedy, and it's only made passable mainly by its manic cast and pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Alonso Duralde
February 12, 2010
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 4, 2010 ingratiating bit of energetic silliness that'll surely delight fans of British comedy...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
October 9, 2009
Death be not proud, but it sure be funny in this deliciously dark comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Heather Huntington
August 23, 2008
Who knew the man behind Miss Piggy (literally) did English humor so well?
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 17, 2008
Oz goes back to the well and taps into British humor, which has been so influential over the years for him, going back to The Muppet Show" in the 70s
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Mark Bourne
March 4, 2008
It's no classic, but it did prompt me to watch those great old Ealing Alec Guinness comedies again.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 26, 2008
This Funeral won't leave audiences in a mournful state.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
January 11, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 17, 2007
A fine British cast is wasted on feeble material.
Matthew Turner
November 2, 2007
Death at a Funeral has a great cast and a suitably chaotic plot but it's never quite as funny as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
November 2, 2007
In the end the knockabout humour totally destroys the glimmers of spiteful sophistication which would have made it much funnier.
| Original Score: 2/5
Neil Smith
November 2, 2007
Take away the Four Weddings and you get this dismal Brit-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
November 2, 2007
You'll wince and fidget and groan, and finally wonder at the nerve of the film-makers who thought they could get away with this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
November 2, 2007
I hear the script was funny, which is hard to believe: this is grim, misjudged and seems to go on for ever.
Karl French
Financial Times
November 2, 2007
A staggeringly inept farce.
Phelim O'Neill
November 2, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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